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Species Account for Singa hamata

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Singa hamata  (Clerck, 1757)
Araneae: Araneidae

Singa hamata

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 67
First Record: 1987
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 5
Pre-1992 hectads: 3
Total hectads: 6
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Singa hamata
Singa hamata

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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The orb-web spider Singa hamata is rare in Essex and considered to be Essex Threatened. It is typically a spider of unmanaged rough open grassland, where there is a structural continuity throughout the year. It builds its web and nest in tall grassland and over-winters in situ. Cutting during the summer will destroy the spiders and their webs. Cutting during the autumn or winter will destroy their egg sacs, dramatically reducing population levels. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 34 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 34 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 67 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Singa hamata

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