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A rare bee thought to be extinct in the UK since 1946 has been rediscovered by a photographer on the Kent coast.<br />
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Wildlife photographer Roger Tidman spotted the distinctively grey-haired insect carrying pollen before burying it underground.<br />
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He was immediately drawn towards the striking bee, but had no idea it was so rare.<br />
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The unique Andrena vaga bee - commonly known as the mining bee - was last spotted on British soil 68 years ago. SEE OUR COPY FOR MORE.<br />
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Pictured: An adult female carrying pollen.<br />
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