Summary for Agraecina striata (Araneae)
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Apart from records from Kirkcudbrightshire and the Isle of Man, the species is confined to south of a line from the Wash to Cardigan Bay. It is widespread but infrequent in north-western and central Europe, but absent from Scandinavia.
Habitat and ecology
A. striata occurs at ground level in wet places, in wet heathland and bog, in marshes, fens and wet broad-leaved woodland, with no clear preference for any particular type of wet habitat. It is found in a range of coastal habitats including wet grassland and dyke edges but also on dune and shingle. In Essex the species is often found in brackish grassland behind the sea wall. Adults of both sexes are found from May to July with a peak in June. Females have occasionally been recorded until September.
The spider is very local, but may be numerous in some places.
Drainage of bogs, marshes and other wet places.
Management and conservation
Maintain the water table of marshes, fens, etc.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References
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