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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

some common ladybirds

See also the Harlequin Ladybird page.


The 2 spot Ladybird is very variable in colour and pattern, occurring with a red or black background and with variable spots or markings. The 'standard' form has 2 black spots on a red background. The picture shows a standard and a common melanic form.

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2 Spot Ladybird © Paul Mabbott
Adalia bipunctata Copyright: Paul Mabbott


The 7 spot Ladybird is a relatively large species (7mm+), with 7 black spots on a red background and with black legs.

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7 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Coccinella septempunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


14-spot Ladybird. Note the irregular oblong or squarish rather than round spots. The black markings may join into larger black areas.

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14 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Propylea quattuordecimpunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


16-spot Ladybird. This is a small ladybird, often found on the ground and at the base of plants rather than higher up on vegetation. Note the joined outer markings.

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16 Spot Ladybird
© Paul Mabbott
Tytthaspis sedecimpunctata Copyright: Paul Mabbott


22-spot Ladybird. A yellow ladybird with round spots.

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22 Spot Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata Copyright: Peter Harvey


Pine Ladybird.

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Pine Ladybird © Peter Harvey
Pine ladybird adult Copyright: Peter Harvey