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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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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 between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

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

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P. prasina (in cop) Painted Lady Painted Lady (underside) pair on foodplant Pale Brindled Beauty Pale Brindled Beauty 2 Pale Brindled Beauty 3 Pale Eggar Pale Mottled Willow Pale Mottled Willow 2 Pale Oak Beauty Pale Oak Beauty 2 Pale Oak Beauty 3 Pale Pinion Pale Pinion 2 Pale pinion 3 Pale Pinion. Pale Prominent Pale Prominent 2 Pale Prominent 3 Pale Prominent 4 Pale Tussock Pale Tussock 2 Pale Tussock 3 Pale Tussock 4 Pale Tussock caterpillar Pale Tussock melanic  Pale Tussock. Pale-lemon Sallow 1 Pale-lemon Sallow. Palloptera muliebris Palomena prasina Palomena Prasina -2 Palomena Prasina Nymph Palpita vitrealis 2 Palpita Vitrealis. Pammene argyrana. pammene fasciana  2 Pammene fasciana. Pammene germmana Pammene giganteana Pammene giganteana 2 Pammene splendidulana. Panaeolus papillonaceus Var. parvisporus Pandemis cerasana Pandemis cinnamomeana Pandemis cinnamomeana head Pandemis heparana Panellus stipticus Panorpa cognata Panorpa communis Pantilius tunicatus Panurgus calcaratus Parachronistis albiceps Parapoynx stratiotata 2 Pararge aegeria Pararge aegeria pupa Parasitised caterpillar Paraswammerdamia albicapitella. Pardosa amentata - female (1 May 2011) Pardosa amentata - female (21 Aug 2010) Pardosa amentata - female1 (8 May 2011) Pardosa amentata - female2 (8 May 2011) Pardosa amentata - female3 (8 May 2011) Pardosa amentata - female4 (1 May 2011) Pardosa amentata - female5 (1 May 2011) Pardosa amentata male and female Pardosa nigriceps male Pardosa saltans Pardosa saltans - male (8 May 2011) Pardosa saltans -male (8 May 2011) Parectopa ononidis Paroligolophus agrestis (21 Aug 10) Paroligolophus agrestis 3rd October 2014 Parsnip Moth Depressaria heraclei Part of Grays Chalk Pit in 1920 Passenger. Passmore Edwards Museum in the early 20th century Paykullia maculata Peach Blossom 2 Peach Blossom. Peacock (courtship) Peacock caterpillar colony Peacock larvae Peacock Moth Peacock Moth 2 Peacock Moth 3 Pearl-bordered Fritillary Pearly Underwing. Pebble Hook-tip Pebble Hook-tip at rest Pebble Prominent Pebble Prominent 2 Pediasia aridella Pelatachina tibialis (male) Pelatachina tibialis (male) 2 Pellucid Fly - 30th June 2013 Pempelia genistella. Pennywort figures Pentatoma rufipes Peplomyza litura Peppered Moth 2 Peppered Moth Carbonaria. Peppered Moth caterpillar Peppered Moth dark morph Peppered Moth f.insularia Perittia obscurepunctella. Petasites fragrans Petty Spurge (Eurphobia peplus) Pexicopia malvella. Peziza varia Phaeolus schweinitzii Phania funesta Phaonia subventa Phaonia valida male Phasia hemiptera Phasia obesa Phasia obesia Philanthus triangulum Philanthus triangulum 1 Philanthus triangulum 2 Philanthus triangulum 3 Philodromus albidus Philodromus aureolus Philodromus buxi female Philodromus buxi female1 Philodromus buxi female2 Philodromus buxi female3 Philodromus buxi female4 Philodromus cespitum 1 Philodromus cespitum 2 Philodromus histrio Philodromus praedatus Philodromus rufus male Philonicus albiceps Phlebia radiata Phlogophora meticulosa  Phlyctaenia perlucidalis Phoenix Pholcus phalangioides Pholcus phalangioides-2 Pholidoptera griseoaptera Pholidoptera griseoptera Pholiota adiposa Phragmatobia fuliginosa Phtheochroa inopiana 2 Phtheochroa rugosana 2 Phtheochroa rugosana. Phttheochroa inopiana. Phycita roborella Phycita roborella 2 Phycitodes maritima Phyllocistis xenia Phyllocnistis citrella Phyllocnistis saligna 2 Phyllocnistis saligna. Phyllocnistis sp Phyllocnistis unipunctella Phyllocnistis xenia. Phyllodromia melanocephala Phyllonorycter blancardella Phyllonorycter corylifoliella. Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella. Phyllonorycter harrisella. Phyllonorycter lautella. Phyllonorycter leucographella Leafmine. Phyllonorycter messaniella. Phyllonorycter salictella viminiella. Phyllonorycter schreberella Phyllonorycter sorbi mines. Phyllonorycter tristrigella. Phyllonoryctert trifasciella. Phymatodes testaceus Phyto discrepans Phytocoris varipes Phytoeca cylindrica Phytomyza ilicis (leaf-mine) Picromerus bidens Pieris brassicae Pieris rapae Piesma quadratum Piezodorus lituratus Pilophorus clavatus Pilophorus perplexus Pinchpools Chalk Pit in 1980 Pine Beauty Pine Beauty 2 Pine Hawk Moth Pine Hawkmoth Pine Hawkmoth 3 Pine Hawkmoth. Pine Ladybird Pine Ladybird (underside) Pine ladybird adult Pine Ladybirds Pine Ladybirds mating 23 Feb 2012 Pine Leaf-mining Moth (Clavigesta purdeyi) Pinion-streaked Snout Pink Barred Sallow. Pink Grasshopper  Pink-barred Sallow 2 Pink-barred Sallow 3 Pintail (Anas acuta) Pintail drake Pirata piraticus Pirata piraticus 1 Plain Pug 2 Plain Pug. Plant Gall on Alexanders Plant Gall on Alexanders 2 plantation 2 plantation 3 plantation 4 Platanthera chlorantha Platycheirus albimanus 1 Platycheirus albimanus 2 Platycheirus albimanus 3 Platychierus rosarum Platycleis albopunctata Platyedra subcinerea 1 Platyedra subcinerea 2 Platypalpus annulatus Platypalpus candidans Platypalpus exilis 1 Platypalpus exilis 2 Platypalpus longiseta Platypes alpinella Platyptilia pallidactyla Platyrhinus resinosus. Platytes alpinella 2 Platytes alpinella 3 Platytes alpinella 4 Platytes alpinella. Platytes cerussella. Plebejus argus Plum Porecrust Phellinus tuberculosus Plumed Fan-foot Plumed Fan-foot 1 Plutella porrectella. Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) Poecilobothrus nobilitatus female 20150619-1841 Poecilobothrus nobilitatus male 20150619-1937 Poecilocampa populi Polecat or Ferret Polished puddingstone from Stanway Pollenia vagabunda female Pollenia vagabunda female 2 Polygonia c-album Polygonia o-album Polyommatus icarus Polystichus connexus Ponera coarctata Poplar Grey 2 Poplar Grey. Poplar Hawk-moth (caterpillar) Poplar Hawk-Moth 2. Poplar Hawk-moth 3 Poplar Hawk-moth caterpillar Poplar Hawk-moth caterpillars Poplar Hawkmoth. Poplar Kiitten Poplar Lutestring Poplar Lutestring 2 Poplar Lutestring 3 Poppies in field Porcellio scaber (1 May 11) Porter's Rustic possibly a false widow possibly a false widow 2 Postia leucomalella potted on grass stem Powdered Quaker Powdered Quaker 2 Powdered Quaker 3 Powdered Quaker1 Prays fraxinella Prays fraxinella 2 Prays peregrina  2008 Pretty Chalk Carpet Pretty Chalk Carpet 2 Primroses Primula vulgaris Privet Hawk Moth Privet Hawk-moth 4 Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri caterpillar Burnham 31082011 Privet Hawkmoth 3 Privet Hawkmoth Cat Privet Hawkmoth Cat 2 Prochoreutis myllerana  Propylea quattuordecimpunctata Propylea quattuordecimpunctata 3 Propylea quattuordecimpunctata-1 Prunus cerasifera Pseudargyrotoza aonwagana. Pseudeuophrys lanigera Pseudeuophrys lanigera female Pseudeuophrys lanigera female 2 Pseudeuophrys obsoleta Pseudococcyx posticana Pseudopanthera macularia Pseudopostega crepusciella. Pseudopostega crepusculella. Pseudoswammerdamia combinella. Pseudovadonia livida Pseudovadonia livida 1 Pseudovadonia livida 2 Psoricoptera gibbosella Psoricoptera gibbosella 2 Psyche casta Psyche caste 2 Psyche caster larval case after moth emergence Psychoides filivivora. Psychoides filivivora1 Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata Ptycholoma lecheana Ptycholoma lecheana 2 Ptycholoma lecheana. Ptycholomoides aeriferanus Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders (Top of leaf) Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders (underside of leaf) pupa pupa case Purple Bar Purple Emperor Purple Emperor2 Purple Hairstreak Purple Hairstreak 2 Purple Hairstreak 3 Purple Hairstreak 4 Purple Hairstreak 5 Purple Loosestrife Purple Thorn Purple Thorn 2 Purple Thorn 3 Puss Moth Puss Moth Caterpillar Puss Moth. pyralidae Pyrausta aurata 2 Pyrausta aurata. Pyrausta despicata 2 Pyrausta despicata 3 Pyrausta despicta. Pyrausta nigrata Pyrausta purpuralis Pyrausta purpuralis 2 Pyrochroa serraticornis Pyrochroa serraticornis 2 Pyrola rotundifolia

P. prasina (in cop)
Painted Lady
Painted Lady (underside)
pair on foodplant
Pale Brindled Beauty
Pale Brindled Beauty 2
Pale Brindled Beauty 3
Pale Eggar
Pale Mottled Willow
Pale Mottled Willow 2
Pale Oak Beauty
Pale Oak Beauty 2
Pale Oak Beauty 3
Pale Pinion
Pale Pinion 2
Pale pinion 3
Pale Pinion.
Pale Prominent
Pale Prominent 2
Pale Prominent 3
Pale Prominent 4
Pale Tussock
Pale Tussock 2
Pale Tussock 3
Pale Tussock 4
Pale Tussock caterpillar
Pale Tussock melanic
Pale Tussock.
Pale-lemon Sallow 1
Pale-lemon Sallow.
Palloptera muliebris
Palomena prasina
Palomena Prasina -2
Palomena Prasina Nymph
Palpita vitrealis 2
Palpita Vitrealis.
Pammene argyrana.
pammene fasciana 2
Pammene fasciana.
Pammene germmana
Pammene giganteana
Pammene giganteana 2
Pammene splendidulana.
Panaeolus papillonaceus Var. parvisporus
Pandemis cerasana
Pandemis cinnamomeana
Pandemis cinnamomeana head
Pandemis heparana
Panellus stipticus
Panorpa cognata
Panorpa communis
Pantilius tunicatus
Panurgus calcaratus
Parachronistis albiceps
Parapoynx stratiotata 2
Pararge aegeria
Pararge aegeria pupa
Parasitised caterpillar
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella.
Pardosa amentata - female (1 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata - female (21 Aug 2010)
Pardosa amentata - female1 (8 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata - female2 (8 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata - female3 (8 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata - female4 (1 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata - female5 (1 May 2011)
Pardosa amentata male and female
Pardosa nigriceps male
Pardosa saltans
Pardosa saltans - male (8 May 2011)
Pardosa saltans -male (8 May 2011)
Parectopa ononidis
Paroligolophus agrestis (21 Aug 10)
Paroligolophus agrestis 3rd October 2014
Parsnip Moth Depressaria heraclei
Part of Grays Chalk Pit in 1920
Passenger.
Passmore Edwards Museum in the early 20th century
Paykullia maculata
Peach Blossom 2
Peach Blossom.
Peacock (courtship)
Peacock caterpillar colony
Peacock larvae
Peacock Moth
Peacock Moth 2
Peacock Moth 3
Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Pearly Underwing.
Pebble Hook-tip
Pebble Hook-tip at rest
Pebble Prominent
Pebble Prominent 2
Pediasia aridella
Pelatachina tibialis (male)
Pelatachina tibialis (male) 2
Pellucid Fly - 30th June 2013
Pempelia genistella.
Pennywort figures
Pentatoma rufipes
Peplomyza litura
Peppered Moth 2
Peppered Moth Carbonaria.
Peppered Moth caterpillar
Peppered Moth dark morph
Peppered Moth f.insularia
Perittia obscurepunctella.
Petasites fragrans
Petty Spurge (Eurphobia peplus)
Pexicopia malvella.
Peziza varia
Phaeolus schweinitzii
Phania funesta
Phaonia subventa
Phaonia valida male
Phasia hemiptera
Phasia obesa
Phasia obesia
Philanthus triangulum
Philanthus triangulum 1
Philanthus triangulum 2
Philanthus triangulum 3
Philodromus albidus
Philodromus aureolus
Philodromus buxi female
Philodromus buxi female1
Philodromus buxi female2
Philodromus buxi female3
Philodromus buxi female4
Philodromus cespitum 1
Philodromus cespitum 2
Philodromus histrio
Philodromus praedatus
Philodromus rufus male
Philonicus albiceps
Phlebia radiata
Phlogophora meticulosa
Phlyctaenia perlucidalis
Phoenix
Pholcus phalangioides
Pholcus phalangioides-2
Pholidoptera griseoaptera
Pholidoptera griseoptera
Pholiota adiposa
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
Phtheochroa inopiana 2
Phtheochroa rugosana 2
Phtheochroa rugosana.
Phttheochroa inopiana.
Phycita roborella
Phycita roborella 2
Phycitodes maritima
Phyllocistis xenia
Phyllocnistis citrella
Phyllocnistis saligna 2
Phyllocnistis saligna.
Phyllocnistis sp
Phyllocnistis unipunctella
Phyllocnistis xenia.
Phyllodromia melanocephala
Phyllonorycter blancardella
Phyllonorycter corylifoliella.
Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella.
Phyllonorycter harrisella.
Phyllonorycter lautella.
Phyllonorycter leucographella Leafmine.
Phyllonorycter messaniella.
Phyllonorycter salictella viminiella.
Phyllonorycter schreberella
Phyllonorycter sorbi mines.
Phyllonorycter tristrigella.
Phyllonoryctert trifasciella.
Phymatodes testaceus
Phyto discrepans
Phytocoris varipes
Phytoeca cylindrica
Phytomyza ilicis (leaf-mine)
Picromerus bidens
Pieris brassicae
Pieris rapae
Piesma quadratum
Piezodorus lituratus
Pilophorus clavatus
Pilophorus perplexus
Pinchpools Chalk Pit in 1980
Pine Beauty
Pine Beauty 2
Pine Hawk Moth
Pine Hawkmoth
Pine Hawkmoth 3
Pine Hawkmoth.
Pine Ladybird
Pine Ladybird (underside)
Pine ladybird adult
Pine Ladybirds
Pine Ladybirds mating 23 Feb 2012
Pine Leaf-mining Moth (Clavigesta purdeyi)
Pinion-streaked Snout
Pink Barred Sallow.
Pink Grasshopper
Pink-barred Sallow 2
Pink-barred Sallow 3
Pintail (Anas acuta)
Pintail drake
Pirata piraticus
Pirata piraticus 1
Plain Pug 2
Plain Pug.
Plant Gall on Alexanders
Plant Gall on Alexanders 2
plantation 2
plantation 3
plantation 4
Platanthera chlorantha
Platycheirus albimanus 1
Platycheirus albimanus 2
Platycheirus albimanus 3
Platychierus rosarum
Platycleis albopunctata
Platyedra subcinerea 1
Platyedra subcinerea 2
Platypalpus annulatus
Platypalpus candidans
Platypalpus exilis 1
Platypalpus exilis 2
Platypalpus longiseta
Platypes alpinella
Platyptilia pallidactyla
Platyrhinus resinosus.
Platytes alpinella 2
Platytes alpinella 3
Platytes alpinella 4
Platytes alpinella.
Platytes cerussella.
Plebejus argus
Plum Porecrust Phellinus tuberculosus
Plumed Fan-foot
Plumed Fan-foot 1
Plutella porrectella.
Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth)
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus female 20150619-1841
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus male 20150619-1937
Poecilocampa populi
Polecat or Ferret
Polished puddingstone from Stanway
Pollenia vagabunda female
Pollenia vagabunda female 2
Polygonia c-album
Polygonia o-album
Polyommatus icarus
Polystichus connexus
Ponera coarctata
Poplar Grey 2
Poplar Grey.
Poplar Hawk-moth (caterpillar)
Poplar Hawk-Moth 2.
Poplar Hawk-moth 3
Poplar Hawk-moth caterpillar
Poplar Hawk-moth caterpillars
Poplar Hawkmoth.
Poplar Kiitten
Poplar Lutestring
Poplar Lutestring 2
Poplar Lutestring 3
Poppies in field
Porcellio scaber (1 May 11)
Porter's Rustic
possibly a false widow
possibly a false widow 2
Postia leucomalella
potted on grass stem
Powdered Quaker
Powdered Quaker 2
Powdered Quaker 3
Powdered Quaker1
Prays fraxinella
Prays fraxinella 2
Prays peregrina 2008
Pretty Chalk Carpet
Pretty Chalk Carpet 2
Primroses
Primula vulgaris
Privet Hawk Moth
Privet Hawk-moth 4
Privet Hawk-moth Sphinx ligustri caterpillar Burnham 31082011
Privet Hawkmoth 3
Privet Hawkmoth Cat
Privet Hawkmoth Cat 2
Prochoreutis myllerana
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata 3
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata-1
Prunus cerasifera
Pseudargyrotoza aonwagana.
Pseudeuophrys lanigera
Pseudeuophrys lanigera female
Pseudeuophrys lanigera female 2
Pseudeuophrys obsoleta
Pseudococcyx posticana
Pseudopanthera macularia
Pseudopostega crepusciella.
Pseudopostega crepusculella.
Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.
Pseudovadonia livida
Pseudovadonia livida 1
Pseudovadonia livida 2
Psoricoptera gibbosella
Psoricoptera gibbosella 2
Psyche casta
Psyche caste 2
Psyche caster larval case after moth emergence
Psychoides filivivora.
Psychoides filivivora1
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata
Ptycholoma lecheana
Ptycholoma lecheana 2
Ptycholoma lecheana.
Ptycholomoides aeriferanus
Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders
Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders (Top of leaf)
Puccinia smyrnii on Alexanders (underside of leaf)
pupa
pupa case
Purple Bar
Purple Emperor
Purple Emperor2
Purple Hairstreak
Purple Hairstreak 2
Purple Hairstreak 3
Purple Hairstreak 4
Purple Hairstreak 5
Purple Loosestrife
Purple Thorn
Purple Thorn 2
Purple Thorn 3
Puss Moth
Puss Moth Caterpillar
Puss Moth.
pyralidae
Pyrausta aurata 2
Pyrausta aurata.
Pyrausta despicata 2
Pyrausta despicata 3
Pyrausta despicta.
Pyrausta nigrata
Pyrausta purpuralis
Pyrausta purpuralis 2
Pyrochroa serraticornis
Pyrochroa serraticornis 2
Pyrola rotundifolia