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Dictyna arundinacea

Synonyms: Dictyna davidi

Wikipedia Abstract

Dictyna arundinacea is a species of spider belonging to the family Dictynidae. It has a holarctic distribution; It is found throughout Britain and northern Europe. The body length excluding legs is about 2 to 3.5 mm, the females being slightly larger than the males. The carapace is dark brown. The head is covered with five rows of white hairs. The abdomen has a pattern of white hairs with a gap in the cardiac region and at the rear. The legs are brownish yellow. D. arundinacea builds webs in the dried heads of plants and on gorse and heather.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ballochbuie 4650 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cannock Chase 3057 England, United Kingdom  
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Dam Wood 47 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Oak Mere 170 England, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rooksmoor 152 England, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom


Prey / Diet

Musca autumnalis (face fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alopecosa pulverulenta1
Cercidia prominens1
Cryphoeca silvicola1
Evarcha falcata1
Heliophanus flavipes1
Hypsosinga pygmaea1
Larinioides patagiatus1
Linyphia hortensis1
Linyphia triangularis (European hammock spider)1
Mangora acalypha1
Metellina mengei1
Metellina segmentata (Common Orb Weaver)1
Neriene clathrata1
Pardosa hortensis1
Pardosa nigriceps1
Pardosa palustris1
Pardosa pullata1
Philodromus aureolus1
Philodromus cespitum1
Philodromus dispar (House Crab Spider)1
Salticus cingulatus1
Salticus scenicus1
Talavera petrensis1
Tapinopa longidens1
Thanatus striatus1
Theridion varians1
Trochosa ruricola (Rustic wolf spider)1
Xysticus ulmi1





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