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Species Account for Alopecosa cuneata

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Alopecosa cuneata  (Clerck, 1757)
Araneae: Lycosidae

Alopecosa cuneata

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened
Records: 66
First Record: 1956
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 10
Pre-1992 hectads: 2
Total hectads: 10

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Alopecosa cuneata
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The species is widely distributed in southern England, but with some records in the north. It is local and uncommon although the spider may occur in numbers, especially on chalk grassland and dunes. In the agricultural lowlands of southern England it is very locally distributed and rare, and there are only a handful of sites in Essex. A. cuneata occurs on old and unimproved grasslands and dunes, especially where there are areas of sparsely vegetated ground, short turf and lichen heath. References

Species text last edited on Thu Apr 25th 2024 by user 3


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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 24 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 66 records with habitat detail and method information)

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