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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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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 65
First Record: 1956
Latest Record: 2018

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

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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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 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 24 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 65 records with habitat detail and method information)

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