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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

Species Account for Aricia agestis

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Aricia agestis  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Brown Argus
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Lycaenidae

Brown argus butterfly Copyright: Sue Grayston

 
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Brown argus butterfly
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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data   
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A species prone to large fluctuations in abundance, having declined slightly after its rapid expansion in the 1990s. The main foodplants in Essex are Dove's-foot Crane's-bill and Common Stork's-bill. On Southern England downland, Rock-rose is also used. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 13th 2012 by user 745

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 41 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 3 records with structural habitat information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Aricia agestis

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