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Species Account for Zelotes longipes

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Zelotes longipes  (L.Koch, 1866)
Araneae: Gnaphosidae

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National status: Na
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered

Additional Phenology Data


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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Species text
Z. longipes is confined to England south of a line from Norfolk to Somerset, apart from one old doubtful record from Argyll. The spider is common on heathland in Dorset, but apparently less frequent in the New Forest and on Surrey heaths. It is scarce elsewhere. The species occurs mainly on dry heathland. It appears in the first year after fire, but reaches maximum densities between about 5-12 years afterwards. It is also occasionally found in dry coastal habitats, under debris on stable sandy shingle, etc (Harvey et al. 2002). In Essex the spider has only been found at Colne Point where it was first recorded between 1956-61 (Cooke 2002).It was not found during a survey undertaken in 1990, but was eventually rediscovered in pitfall traps set in rear dune during 1991. It was found again during survey in 2004. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 10 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 10 records with habitat detail and method information)

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