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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 Nephrotoma guestfalica

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Nephrotoma guestfalica  (Westhoff, 1879)
Diptera: other groups: Tipulidae

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Essex RDB: Listed

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Taxonomic group: flies (other) (Diptera: other groups) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Genuinely scarce in Essex. Recorded from Basildon and Epping Forest.

Species text
This is a cranefly of sandy river banks. A strong southern and eastern bias is evident in the distribution, although records extend northwards to Scotland. There are only two previous records for Essex, one from Epping Forest (post 1990) and one from Basildon. (pre 1990). 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 1 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Nephrotoma guestfalica

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Nephrotoma guestfalica

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