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Anania hortulata
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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Garden centre spider

Uloborus plumipes Copyright: Peter Harvey
© Peter Harvey
Uloborus plumipes is a recent addition to our spider fauna which has apparently been spreading rapidly in garden centres. The best distinguishing features are the body shape, tufts of hairs on the front legs and their habit of sitting motionless with legs stretched out in the roof area or amongst the plants below. It may be easier initially to find the very distinctive creamy or off-white papery eggsacs.

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