This huge bumblebee (toramaru-hanabachi) was flying around taking nectar and pollen from dead nettles. I’m very happy with the shot of the bumblebee in flight.

Interesting site: UK Natural History Museum “Bombus Project” Bumblebees of the world

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Hymenoptera: Apidae
Bombus diversus
Bumblebee = toramaru-hanabachi

Location: Near the lake above Yokoyama Village (Google map)

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2 Responses to Bumblebee

  1. cyndi says:

    lovely photos. thanks for that link. my children are particularly interested in bumble bees of late. i think one made a nest last year on our balcony and has recently been buzzing in and out of our lives.

  2. Nigel says:

    It’s good if your boys are not afraid of bumblebees. They (the bees) are big and noisy, so they can be intimidating, but I think they’re pretty harmless really – unless you grab one in your hand of course…

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