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Species Account for Zilla diodia

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Zilla diodia  (Walckenaer, 1802)
Araneae: Araneidae

Zilla diodia

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National status: Nb
Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important

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Zilla diodia
Zilla diodia

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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The species is confined to the southern half of Britain, and is especially frequent in parts of south-east England. The spider is found on tall heather, brambles, bushes and the lower branches of trees, usually in sheltered shady places and among scrub on cliffs by the coast. It occurs at the edge of clearings or rides in broad-leaved or mixed woodland, in old hedgerows, green lanes, scrub and sometimes gardens. The spider is relatively frequent in southern and eastern Essex in scrub and woodland edge habitat. It has been recorded in 118 post-1979 10km squares (Harvey et al., 2002) and its status will be downgraded in a forthcoming status review. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 81 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 9 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 100 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 94 records with habitat detail and method information)

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