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Species Account for Zodarion italicum

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Zodarion italicum  (Canestrini, 1868)
Araneae: Zodariidae

Zodarion italicum igloo

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important
Records: 662
First Record: 1985
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 13
Pre-1992 hectads: 6
Total hectads: 13

Additional Phenology Data


Zodarion italicum igloo
Zodarion italicum igloo
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Essex Red Data List comment
Should be considered native and Notable/Na

Species text
The centre of distribution in Britain is the East Thames Corridor in south Essex and north Kent (Harvey et al., 2002). The species is recorded from only 16 ten-kilometre squares in Britain, and many of its habitats are threatened by development. It is currently assigned Scarce A status in a national status review in preparation. The spider is strongly associated with dry, warm, sunny open habitats containing a proportion of bare ground. The spider makes an igloo-like retreat and feeds on ants such as the common black ant Lasius niger. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 268 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 389 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 662 records with habitat detail and method information)

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