Summary for Styloctetor compar (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in parts of south-eastern England but scattered elsewhere in England and Wales as far north as Northumberland. It has a Holarctic distribution, and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Primarily grassland. The species has been recorded from Sphagnum and shingle but is found most frequently on calcareous grassland in southern England. In Essex it is associated with old and unimproved grasslands, where it can be found at the base of tussocks. Adults have been found mostly in early summer, but there are occasional records of adults at other times of the year.
Local. No evidence of any decline.
There has been no recent decline in the distribution of this species and it is not currently considered to be threatened.
Management and conservation
No recommendations at present.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References