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Species Account for Trichopterna cito

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Trichopterna cito  (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872)
Araneae: Linyphiidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Endangered

Records: 14
First Record: 1956
Latest Record: 2004

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 1
Total hectads: 1
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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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The species is recorded from only three sites in Britain, from Colne Point, North Essex; Sandwich, East Kent; and Rye Harbour, East Sussex, all since 1956. Although reputed to be numerous at all of them, extensive fieldwork at Colne Point in 1990-91 failed to find the spider at all until three males were found in one small area of Area A in 1991. The spider has been found among moss and grass on old sand dunes and among sparse vegetation on sandy shingle. Public recreation can easily destroy the fragile vegetation of dunes and shingle. Outside nature reserves, this habitat is often the site of developments such as golf courses, caravan parks and chalets. Golf courses at Sandwich Dunes with their associated roads, buildings, drains, re-profiling and reseeding, have caused some damage to this fine dune system (Harvey et al. 2002). 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 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

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