Saturday, May 18, 2013

Queen Red-tailed Bumblebee Hunting for a Nesting Site

Bombus lapidarius, a Queen Red tailed bumblebee, likely searching for a nesting site along one of the hiking trails on Mont Ventoux, France.  These large bumblebees nest underground, often under rocks or in abandoned rodent nests.  This one was headed towards my sneakers, possibly thinking they were a large rock to burrow under.

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