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Species Account for Walckenaeria capito

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Walckenaeria capito  (Westring, 1861)
Araneae: Linyphiidae

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 72
First Record: 1956
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 5
Pre-1992 hectads: 5
Total hectads: 9
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The species is widespread but local in Scotland, North Wales and the East Thames Corridor, but generally widely scattered elsewhere. It is found under stones on high ground in mountainous areas, but there are also records from short vegetation and grazing marsh grasslands in lowland counties. Adult females probably occur throughout the year. Existing data suggest males may peak in late autumn and winter, so the current survey was not an optimum time to find this species. References

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


Broad Habitat Data (based on 9 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 39 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 72 records with habitat detail and method information)

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