Mating bumblebees on marsh woundwort

Mating bumblebees on marsh woundwort

Mating white-tailed bumblees (bombus lucorum/hommel) (queen and male) on marsh woundwort (stachys palustris/moerasandoorn).

Capturing the flowers all off a sudden the queen sat down on one, shortly followed by the male. Pay attention to the special position of the middle legs.
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Mating bumblebees on marsh woundwort

Mating bumblebees on marsh woundwort
Mating white-tailed bumblees (bombus lucorum/hommel) (queen and male) on marsh woundwort (stachys palustris/moerasandoorn).

Capturing the flowers all off a sudden the queen sat down on one, shortly followed by the male. Pay attention to the special position of the middle legs.
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Exif:
F4, ISO 100, 1/80 sec, 105 mm