Summary for Asthenargus paganus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
20m to 600m
The species is widespread in England from the Severn to Yorkshire, with scattered records from Wales, central Scotland and an isolated record from Suffolk. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Woodland. A. paganus is found in moss, leaf litter and detritus in mature broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. It has been found commonly under the scales of spruce bark and in spruce litter. It is adult in autumn, winter and spring.
Recorded from 28 hectads since 1992, showing a small apparent decline.
Destruction of woodland due to agricultural and urban development.
Management and conservation
Protect occupied woodlands from further loss to development.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References
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