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Species Account for Centromerus incilium

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Centromerus incilium  (L.Koch, 1881)
Araneae: Linyphiidae

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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The spider is common at some sites, but very local and restricted in range. Apart from old and doubtful records from Aberdeenshire, the species is confined to south-central and south-eastern England. It has been found mainly on chalk grassland and sandy grassland in Essex and Breckland, in both long and short grass, occasionally on arable land. It has occurred on roadside verges and in old chalk and sand pits especially on sparsely vegetated ground and lichen heath. The loss of grassland to agriculture or forestry, and the degradation of grassland structure through overgrazing or excessive cutting are threats to the species. References

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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 96 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 97 records with habitat detail and method information)

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