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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

Species Account for Campiglossa absinthii

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Campiglossa absinthii  (Fabricius, 1805)
Diptera: other groups: Tephritidae

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National status: Local
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Species text
In White (1988) states that this picture winged fly is recently recorded from Kent, Norfolk, Surrey and Sussex, with old scattered English records as far north as Yorkshire. Falk (1991a) gives it as very local with about 10 known post 1960 sites with records including coastal locations, grassland, marshes and ruderal areas. The larvae are known to attack the flowerheads of the Sea Wormwood Artemisia maritima and Mugwort A. vulgaris. The fly may have low powers of dispersal and require sites where there has been a long continuity of host plants and it will be important to maintain strong populations of the host plant. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 6 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Campiglossa absinthii

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Campiglossa absinthii

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