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Species Account for Zelotes subterraneus

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Zelotes subterraneus  (C.L.Koch, 1833)
Araneae: Gnaphosidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Z. subterraneus is rare. The two species Z. subterraneus and Z. apricorum are very closely related (Murphy & Platnick 1986). In particular, the epigynes of the females are difficult to separate, and even the internal genitalia are very similar. So far, most of the few specimens recorded from Britain have come from coastal locations, as in the south-east, and inland stony areas, as in northern England and central and eastern Scotland. The Essex specimens appear to have occupied discarded shells on shingle beaches, but elsewhere Z. subterraneus is typically found under stones, even on mountains (Harvey et al. 2002). In Essex it has been found at a few coastal sites including Colne Point. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 17 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 20 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 18 records with habitat detail and method information)

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