Summary for Segestria bavarica (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Segestria bavarica 04062015 Copyright: Chris Bentley
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Segestria bavarica
Authority: C.L.Koch, 1843
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Segestriidae
National Rarity status: NR
IUCN status: LC

Records: 80
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 15
Pre-1992 hectads: 15
Total hectads: 26

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Recorded altitude range
10m to 130m

Species text

Distribution
This species is restricted to coastal regions of south west Britain, apart from records in North Wales from Puffin Island off Anglesey (Davies 1995) and the Great and Little Orme (Gallon 2001b). S. bavarica is widespread in western and central Europe, but not recorded from Ireland and only Sweden in Scandinavia.

Habitat and ecology
S. bavarica is confined to coastal regions where it can be found in cracks within rock outcrops or old walls. This species takes at least two years to reach maturity with adult males occurring over spring and summer whilst mature females can live for several years.

Status
There does not appear to be significant decline but very local in distribution.

Threats
There appear to be no major threats except for a limited amount of quarrying of cliff faces.

Management and conservation
Limit potential quarrying of cliffs.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 29 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 18 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Segestria bavarica

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Segestria bavarica

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