White-tailed Bumblebee

Name: White-tailed Bumblebee

Scientific name: Bombus lucorum

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?


A very common bumblebee, emerges early in the spring and can be seen feeding on flowers right through to the autumn. Found in gardens, farmland, woodland edges, hedgerows, heathland: anywhere there are flowers to feed on.


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How to identify: A black and yellow banded bumblebee with a white 'tail'. There are several very similar species which can be very difficult to tell apart.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 10
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Bumblebee colonies are quite small, with about 200 workers in each.

Photograph credit: bramblejungle

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