White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

Buff-tailed Bumblebee by bill kralovec
Buff-tailed Bumblebee, a photo by bill kralovec on Flickr.

I photographed this Queen, White-tailed Bumblebee in our driveway a couple of weeks ago. The queen is the first to emerge in the spring. The people at “Whatisthatbug.com differentiated it from the similar Buff-tailed Bumblebee. It is a common species of bee in Europe.

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