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Salticus scenicus
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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Early Summer recording Record Red-and-Black Froghopper Record Lavender Beetle
Record Stag Beetle
Record Misumena crab spider
Record Lily Beetle
Record Swollen-thighed Beetle Record Zebra Spider

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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