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Species Account for Mangora acalypha

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Mangora acalypha  (Walckenaer, 1802)
Araneae: Araneidae

Mangora acalypha

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Records: 208
First Record: 1983
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 23
Pre-1992 hectads: 3
Total hectads: 24
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Mangora acalypha
Mangora acalypha

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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This spider has a widespread but patchy distribution in southern England and south Wales, occurring on heathland and in open woodland. It may be numerous in parts of its range but inexplicably rare in other areas. In Essex this species has been incresasing its distribution and frequency in the past few years and is now common in many parts of the county where it was previously absent. Previously it was mainly restricted to a small central area in the county between Danbury and Tiptree Heath, where it occurs in relic heathland habitats. It had never been recorded in the Epping Forest area, despite many searches in suitable locations. References

Species text last edited on Mon Jul 4th 2016 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 87 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 79 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 208 records with habitat detail and method information)

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