Summary for Pardosa purbeckensis (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Pardosa purbeckensis
Authority: F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1895
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1098
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 138
Pre-1992 hectads: 111
Total hectads: 197

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 60m

Species text

The species is widespread on the coasts of Britain.

Habitat and ecology
P. purbeckensis occurs in saltmarsh and tidal habitats on mudflats and the shores especially of estuaries, running over mud and tidal debris. Adults of both sexes may be found from early to mid-summer, females persisting later.

Local, but numerous in suitable coastal habitat. Despite its continued separation from P. agrestis in Merrett et al. (1985), Merrett & Millidge (1992) and Merrett & Murphy (2000), Roberts (1987; 1995) does not recognise P. purbeckensis as a separate species and this presents problems in the mapping of records submitted to the recording scheme. A decision has been made to map coastal records of P. agrestis as P. purbeckensis.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 367 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 272 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 291 records with habitat detail and method information)

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