Recorded management for locations with Nigma walckenaeri

Spiders and management for invertebrates

Arachnids, insects and other invertebrate groups play a vital role in ecological systems and the importance of invertebrates is increasingly being recognised in nature conservation and management. The complex structural mosaic of a habitat and its diversity are very important to many invertebrates. Spiders are no exception, although their general lack of prey specialism means that floral and faunal diversity is unlikely to be as important as the structural spaces presented by the ground topography and vegetation, affecting features such as microclimate and web construction. These are the very factors likely to be most influenced by different management regimes, and spiders should therefore be valuable indicators on the success or otherwise of such management and the health of the countryside.

Management in place

Management Data (based on 62 records with management information)

Grazing animals

Grazing Data (based on 66 records with grazing information)

Management frequency

Management Frequency Data (based on 35 records with management frequency information)

See also
and A-Z species index