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Species Account for Argenna patula

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Argenna patula  (Simon, 1874)
Araneae: Dictynidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Tidal habitat.

Species text
The species was found in tidal litter on the shell shingle bank to the south of Piers Marsh. It probably occurs in similar habitat at other points around the reserve. In Britain the spider is confined to strand-line litter and under stones on the banks of tidal rivers or on estuaries and saltmarshes, but most records are from the east coast between Lincolnshire and Kent. Pollution on some rivers and loss of saltmarsh to land reclamation may threaten the species at some sites. Sea level rise and saltmarsh erosion are more likely to threaten the species on the Essex coast. Retention of strand-line litter is important (Harvey et al. 2002). References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 11 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 19 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 13 records with habitat detail and method information)

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