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Species Account for Ero aphana

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Ero aphana  (Walckenaer, 1802)
Araneae: Mimetidae

Ero aphana

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Ero aphana
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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Recorded from 4 out of 57x10km.sq. records in county

Species text
Since 1974 the species has been recorded from a number of sites in Dorset. It has also been found at Cranes Moor in the New Forest and probably at two other sites in Hampshire, as well as at Chobham Common, Surrey (Harvey et al. 2002).It is found on dry heathland in the building and mature phases, with some patches of bare stony ground and Ulex europaeus and Pinus sylvestris present, although it is now turning up in places away from southern heathlands including in Surrey (McCarthy, 2002), Essex and Berkshire (Harvey & Hopkin, 2003) and Hampshire (Denton, 2004) and may be spreading after an original colonisation into southern England (Peter Merrett, pers. comm.) or due to climate change. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 22 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 26 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 30 records with habitat detail and method information)

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