Latin name: Bombus terrestris terrestris
Only measuring around 11 mm to 17 mm in length, from nose to tail, this flying insect likes living in rural or populated areas. These invertebrates can be found within most lowland areas of Britain or Ireland. Buff-tailed bumblebees are most frequent, during late spring to summer. Look in pollinator patches for worker bees foraging in flowers for nectar and pollen. The population is spreading northward in the United Kingdom. You can help record local sightings using the iRecord App.