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Species Account for Centromerus capucinus

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Centromerus capucinus  (Simon, 1884)
Araneae: Linyphiidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Centromerus capucinus is rare, occurring in a small number of sites mainly in south-eastern England. The preferred habitat of this species is the litter layer of broad-leaved woodland although it has been found in other habitats, for example in arable fields, sandy grassland, grazing marsh grassland and under-cliffs. In common with other species in the genus it is probably a winter-active species in Britain (Harvey et al. 2002). In Essex it has been found only in sandy Thames Terrace grassland at West Tilbury, old grazing marsh grassland at Fobbing, soft-rock undercliffs at Walton Naze and at Howlands Marsh. References

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


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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 11 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 12 records with habitat detail and method information)

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