Andrena fuscipes (Heather Mining-bee) (Cavenham heath NR)

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A new bee species for me Andrena fuscipes (heather mining bee) Female above and male pictured below.

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Miner bees doing what they do

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My neighbour who is also interested in insects came around and I was showing him what I was doing with the garden and I noticed a little hole with fine deposits around and said it was a miner bee of some sort. So later i sat and watched it and it is a Andrena flavipes nest .. I waited for a full body shot but by the time it left the hole my camera had gone to stand bye and i missed it , Ill keep an eye out though and try again.

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