Red-tailed bumble-bee feeding on knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Red-tailed bumble-bee feeding on knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Red-tailed bumble-bee (Bombus lapidarius) feeding on common knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower. Although many species are in decline, the red-tailed bumblebee has extended its range northwards in the UK in recent years, and is widespread and common.

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