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Species Account for Theridion pictum

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Theridion pictum  (Walckenaer, 1802)
Araneae: Theridiidae

Theridion pictum

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 69
First Record: 1961
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 8
Pre-1992 hectads: 4
Total hectads: 11
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Theridion pictum
Theridion pictum

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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Theridion pictum is widespread in much of England, but absent or very localised in the north and west of Britain and parts of the south. In Essex it has a very restricted distribution, more or less confined to the Lea and Stort valleys (where it is frequent), in the Ingrebourne Valley in Havering and single locations on the Roding, Chelmer and near Wrabness. The webs of this species can be found on a variety of shrubs, herbaceous plants and structures including post and rail fences. It occurs mainly in damp places in the lowlands. It has also been found in moss and litter in wetland sites (Harvey et al. 2002). References

Species text last edited on Tue Aug 12th 2008 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 19 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 23 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 69 records with habitat detail and method information)

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