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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 Empis volucris

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Empis volucris  Wiedemann in Meigen, 1822
Diptera: other groups: Empididae

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National status: Scarce

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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This species was given RDB2 (Vulnerable) status in Shirt (1987) and then Nationally Notable status in Falk (1991), but excluded from the latest review (Falk & Crossley, 2005) because it has now been recorded from 14 counties. In Essex there are a block of records from Epping Forest, one record from Hatfield Forest and several other records in the southwest of the county, with one previous record in Basildon district at Hannakins Meadow near Billericay being the furthest east until the current survey. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Empis volucris

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Empis volucris

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