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Bees

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the (a) familiar sunshiner, (b) banded mining bee, (c) eight-spotted wasp-hoverfly, (d) Rosser's sac spider, (e) Pashford pot beetle, (f) Sussex diving beetle, (g) Brighton wainscot, (h) bordered gothic, and (j) orange upperwing are (i) extinct and (ii) extant in the UK. (110263)

None of the species listed is considered to be extinct, though they are all thought to be close to it. All 10 are listed as priority Biodiversity Action Plan species and are still under investigation.

The current known situation of these species is as tabled:

Name

Extant (last record)

(a) familiar sunshiner

1988

(b) banded mining bee

1996

(c) eight-spotted wasp-hoverfly

2003

(d) Rosser's sac spider

2000

(e) Pashford pot beetle

2000

(f) Sussex diving beetle

2002

(g) Brighton wainscot

2001

(h) bordered gothic

2003

(j) orange upperwing

2006