Summary for Centromerus capucinus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 113m
Since the first specimen was captured in Wytham Wood, Oxford in 1952, the species has been found in a small number of sites in south-eastern England. It has also been recorded from France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Russia. There was some early confusion with C. incultus, now known as C. semiater.
Habitat and ecology
The preferred habitat of this species is the litter layer of broad-leaved woodland, although it has been found in other habitats including arable fields, sandy grassland, grazing marsh grassland and under-cliffs. In common with other species in the genus it is probably a winter-active species in Britain. Males have occurred between December and June.
Occurring in eight 10-km squares since 1992
Loss of broad-leaved woodland to forestry and agriculture.
Management and conservation
Ensure broad-leaved woodland is protected from agricultural and forestry development.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References
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