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Species Account for Pardosa monticola

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Pardosa monticola  (Clerck, 1757)
Araneae: Lycosidae

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Records: 83
First Record: 1953
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 4
Pre-1992 hectads: 7
Total hectads: 9
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The spider is widespread but locally distributed as far north as central Scotland. It is local or rare in much of the modern agricultural countryside. It is noted as rare in Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Essex (Harvey et al., 2002). The species usually occurs in open short vegetation in grasslands, meadows, open heaths and dunes, especially where the habitat is old and unimproved. It may be abundant on chalk grassland and stabilised dunes. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 46 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 61 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 83 records with habitat detail and method information)

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