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Species Account for Ero tuberculata

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Ero tuberculata  (De Geer, 1778)
Araneae: Mimetidae

Ero tuberculata male Copyright: Peter Harvey

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



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Ero tuberculata male
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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Species text
This pirate spider is widespread but very locally distributed in England south-east of a line from the Severn to the Wash. It is an uncommon species, and never numerous. It is found mainly on mature heathland on tall heather and gorse. It searches out the webs of other spiders and invades them in order to feed on the rightful occupants. It has also been recorded from younger stages of heathland succession as well as a number of other habitats including fens and buildings. References

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

Habitats

Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 16 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

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