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The Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society (BWARS) has launched a new mapping project for three widespread species of solitary bee: the Ashy Mining-bee (Andrena cinerarius), Tawny Mining-bee (Andrena fulva) and the Hairy-footed Flower-bee (Anthophora plumipes).
Hairy-footed Flower-bee is the one that flies very fast and hovers to feed at flowers, and it will be out any day now if the sun appears.
For details and information on their identification see the links here:
If you think you've seen one of these species but want to get its identification confirmed, see if you can get a photo and add it to iSpot (observations on iSpot get forwarded to BWARS).
If you're sure of your identification and just want to report the record, then you can add it direct to BWARS via the above link.