The Ashy Mining Bee or Grey Mining Bee is a European species of the Sand Bee.  These were spotted on camera by Carl Hawke on 30 April whilst visiting Calke, Derbyshire.

The Ashy Mining Bee or Grey Mining Bee is a European species of the Sand Bee. These were spotted on camera by Carl Hawke on 30 April whilst visiting Calke, Derbyshire.

Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Chaceley Meadows Nature Reserve. (Summer 2017) | 30 Days Wild @wildlifetrusts | Photograph taken by @amytinson1 | Amy Tinson Photography

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Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's Chaceley Meadows Nature Reserve. (Summer 2017) | 30 Days Wild @wildlifetrusts | Photograph taken by @amytinson1 | Amy Tinson Photography

One of the UK's most stunning solitary bees - Andrena Cineraria (Ashy Mining Bee) The Snow Leopard of the insect world :)

One of the UK's most stunning solitary bees - Andrena Cineraria (Ashy Mining Bee) The Snow Leopard of the insect world :)

Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria)

Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria)

"Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) on Dandelion" Not so much is known about British solitary bees, They are smaller than their gregarious cousins, the Bumble Bees, but are equally beautiful and fascinating.

"Ashy Mining Bee (Andrena cineraria) on Dandelion" Not so much is known about British solitary bees, They are smaller than their gregarious cousins, the Bumble Bees, but are equally beautiful and fascinating.

Ashy Mining Bee: Andrena cineraria | Nature Notes from Dorset

Ashy Mining Bee: Andrena cineraria | Nature Notes from Dorset

Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria.male.070412 by Drinker Moth, via Flickr

Ashy Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria.male.070412 by Drinker Moth, via Flickr

Ashy mining bee (Andrena cineraria)

Ashy mining bee (Andrena cineraria)

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