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Species Account for Silometopus elegans

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Silometopus elegans  (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872)
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
S. elegans is rather uncommon, but less so in the north. It is widespread north of a line from the Severn estuary to the Humber, but mostly absent further south. The spider is found in grass, moss and undergrowth, often in wet or marshy places. It is also recorded under stones on high ground up to 980 m. In southern England it appears to be confined mainly to high ground (Harvey et al. 2002). Species account provided by P.R.Harvey 2007. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 1 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Silometopus elegans

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