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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 Deilephila elpenor

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Deilephila elpenor  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Elephant Hawk-moth
Lepidoptera: macromoths: Sphingidae

Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar threat display Copyright: Peter Pearson

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National status: Common

Additional Phenology Data


Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar threat display
Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar threat display
Elephant hawk moth larva
Elephant hawk moth larva
Deilephila elpenor (green form)
Deilephila elpenor (green form)
Elephant Hawk-moth 2
Elephant Hawk-moth 2
Elephant Hawkmoth 3
Elephant Hawkmoth 3
Elephant Hawkmoth Cat.
Elephant Hawkmoth Cat.
Elephant Hawk Moth
Elephant Hawk Moth

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Taxonomic group: larger moths (Lepidoptera: macromoths) - County data   
Deilephila elpenor on UK Moths website
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Broad Habitat Data (based on 293 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

no structural habitat data available

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 54 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Deilephila elpenor

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Deilephila elpenor

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