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Stalking a nectar thief

Introduced Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) in southern Chile. © Bronwen Scott.

About thirty years ago, the European Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) appeared in Tasmania. It might have arrived accidentally from New Zealand, where it was introduced to assist in crop pollination, or been smuggled in to make production easier for tomato growers. Unlike mainland Australia, Tasmania has no large native bees that can do the same job.

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Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com

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Bronwen Scott

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Zoologist, writer, artist, museum fan, enjoying life in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland. She/her. Website: bronwenscott.com

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