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Scientists ask public to help record 'solitary bee' sightings

Solitary bees are unlike honeybees and bumblebees.

Scientists at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge want the public to help record sightings of solitary bees.

Unlike honeybees and bumblebees - solitary bees like the one pictured - rear their young on their own.

There are about 250 species of solitary bee in the UK, meaning they account for more than 90% of our total bee species

It is hoped the research will give a better understanding of important pollinators.