Summary for Araniella displicata (Araneae)
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About this speciesDistribution
In Britain, A. displicata is confined to south-east England, restricted to a few sites. However the habitat in which it has been found is much more widespread. It is widespread but generally rare in northern Europe and has not been recorded from Ireland or Denmark.
Habitat and ecology
The spider is typically found on pine trees, often in association with heather. Adults have been recorded from March to June.
Occurring in eight 10-km squares since 1992.
Possibly the loss of scots pines on or near heathland.
Management and conservation
Ensure pines are retained in association with heathland.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References