White-tailed Bumblebee - Male Bombus lucorum

White-tailed Bumblebee male
White-tailed Bumblebee
The male White-tailed Bumblebee looks very different to the queens and workers. He has a white tail but also has lemony or straw yellow on his face, shoulders and upper abdomen.
He looks a lot more (pale) yellow, since he has yellow hair on his head, a band on the upper and usually also lower thorax as well as on his upper abdomen.
White-tailed Bumblebee Sometimes the yellow band on the lower thorax is very thin or missing.
White-tailed Bumblebee male with mite Many typically have this black double-barred effect on their middle abdomen.
Male White-tailed Bumblebee on flower
Male White-tailed Bumblebee on flower
Male White-tailed Bumblebee face
Male White-tailed Bumblebees on flowers, including the yellow face
White-tailed Bumblebee
White-tailed Bumblebee male
White-tailed Bumblebee male yellow mantle
Male White-tailed Bumblebees on flowers
White-tailed Bumblebee male - the double bar The characteristic double-barred effect
White-tailed Bumblebee
White-tailed Bumblebee male