Submitted by Margaret Stevens on Fri, 10/12/2021 - 12:08

5th post - is this Bombus lepidarius?

I have been going through all my insect photos taken in my garden in Loughborough (SK 50748 18972) over the past three years, trying to identify them all and put them in order. I have started with Apidae - but have been going round and round in circles and getting muddled because of the variations that can be seen in many of the species.

I need help, please, to IDENTIFY, CORRECT or CONFIRM what they are! The caption for each photo contains my tentative ID plus the date given as YY-MM-DAY

As I can only add three photos to each post, I hope it is acceptable if I do lots of posts with one species at a time, please.