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a bee that is a member of the genus Andrena

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Mining bees look like slender, miniature honeybees but have long, wasp-like wings.
A vernal mining bee, confined to the sandhills of Wales and north-west England, which will benefit PICTURE: Carl Clee
Thousands of a recently discovered species of mining bees have chewed their way about nine inches into the side of a sandstone wall, making it look like an enormous sponge.
The marsh also attracts scarce and threatened insects such as mining bees, yellow faced bees, craneflies and the conopid fly, a bee parasite.
mining bees in particular remind us of their presence throughout the spring months.
There are scores of species of mining bees but they are not very distinctive, being mainly small (mostly a few millimetres long) dark, furry insects, often with orange or brown hairs on their abdomens, hence the name of one of the most common - the tawny mining bee.
Mr Williams hopes the latest project will enhance the survival prospects of the dunes' rarest inhabitants such as petalwort, sand wasps and mining bees.
Jim Brady and Mike Barrow saw tawny mining bees at Prescot Vicarage Garden and peacock and speckled wood butterflies.
Creatures that nest in banks or underground, from moles and voles to kingfishers and mining bees, also suffered from being flooded out.
CHRIS FELTON counted 20 yellowhammers in the Kirkby Moss area, and on a visit to Highfield Moss, near Leigh, found a large collective of andrena mining bees.
JIM BRADY found masses of wood anemone, with wood sorrel among it, at Carr Mill Dam earlier this month, with solitary mining bees active nearby.
It tells you what action plans there are to protect birds, mammals, insects and plants along our coast, from petalwort and purple-ramping fumitory to vernal mining bees and northern dune tiger beetle (that last one sounds particularly fierce).
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