Notes on Xerolycosa miniata
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Mentioned in Single Palp Usage During Copulation in Spiders by Paul Yoward and Geoff Oxford
The Newsletter No. 77 November 1996
Added by John Partridge at 15:06 on Thu 29th Dec 2011.
Part of From My Notebook by Chris Felton
Xerolycosa miniata (C. L. Koch) in an Unusual Habitat
From The Newsletter No. 73 July 1995
As far as I know, in Britain Xerolycosa miniata is strictly associated with coastal sand dunes, so it came
as a surprise to find good numbers of this species
inhabiting short, sparse grass and bare soil in glades
amongst Birch scrub at Flint, Clwyd (SJ 244739) on 21st
July 1993. This habitat recalls that described for the
related X. nemoralis (Westring) in southern England: 'on
the edge of woods and in clearings and on chalk'
(Locket & Millidge, 1951). Situated on the edge of the
River Dee, the Flint site is well vegetated but is manmade.
It consists mainly of a chalk-like deposit up to 10
m thick which was tipped there from a formerly adjacent
textile factory. The nearest populations of X. miniata are
on the dune systems situated at the mouth of the Dee
Estuary at Talacre, Clwyd and at West Kirby/Hoylake on
Added by John Partridge at 15:03 on Thu 29th Dec 2011.
Part of Some Questions and Observations by Michael Hogg
From The Newsletter No. 60 March 1991
I took a single female Xerolycosa miniata in June 1990 from the Lake District at
over 1,000 ft a.s.l. This species is supposed to be uncommon on coastal sand dunes: Can anyone throw light on this?
Added by John Partridge at 14:58 on Thu 29th Dec 2011. Return to Summary for Xerolycosa miniata