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Species Account for Pelecopsis nemoralioides

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Pelecopsis nemoralioides  (O.P.-Cambridge, 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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Species text
P. nemoralioides is almost entirely a coastal species, but is widely distributed on sand dunes in southern Britain. It is scarce, but the spider may be frequent where it occurs. Roberts (1985) included P. nemoralioides (as P. mediocris and P. locketi) in P. nemoralis though it has been treated as distinct from P. nemoralis in Merrett et al. (1985), Merrett & Millidge (1992) and Merrett & Murphy (2000). The species is typically found in sandy habitats, particularly coastal sand dunes, amongst marram and other grasses, but has also occurred in steep south-facing chalk grassland and on shingle. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 53 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 67 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 67 records with habitat detail and method information)

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