Spider Hunt 2005

Simon Moore, from Hampshire County Council, led a group of volunteers on 11th September 2005 to catalogue the various spider species living in Park Wood.


Family Genus and species name English name Sex/ Frequency
Amaurobiidae Amaurobius similes Lace-webbed spider F
Gnaphosidae Haplodrassus signifier   M
Clubionidae Clubiona terrestris Silk cell spider J
Anyphaenidae Anyphaena accentuate Buzzing spider F
Thomisidae Misumena vatia Pale crab spider J
Salticidae Salticus scenicus Zebra (jumping) spider J
Lycosidae Pardosa hortensis Wolf Spider F
  P. monticola Wolf Spider MF
  P. pullata Wolf Spider MFJ
  Pirata hygrophila   F
Agelenidae Tegenaria silvestris   F
Theridiidae Enoplognatha ovata Comb-footed spider J
  Theridion pallens Comb-footed spider MFJJ
  Dipoena inornata #   FJ
Tetragnathidae Tetragnatha extensa Large jawed orb web spider JJ
  T. monticola Large jawed orb web spider J
  Pachygnatha degeeri   FF
  P. clercki   F
Metidae Metellina segmentata 'Holed' orb web spider MMFFFJJJ
Araneidae Araneus diadematus Garden, diadem spider MFFFF
Linyphiidae Linyphia triangularis Sheet web spider FFJJ
  L. peltata Sheet web spider F


# = Listed as quite rare.
F/M = female / male: if more than one is listed then each symbol counts as c.10 specimens found.

J = Juvenile

Total number of species found: 22

[Although 16 species were found by the end of the day, subsequent research has revealed 6 others]


Work Days

Thank you to everyone who came along on 25th February and helped us, particularly the 1st Hart Plain Beavers (and accompanying adults) who helped us plant saplings, clear ditches and pick up litter.  

 The next work day will be on Sunday 25th March.  

Meet at 10:00am. Please wear your boots - gloves and equipment will be provided. 

Refreshments at 11 am and 12.30 pm.

A week later, Sunday 1st April, we will be holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11 to 12.30.  Tickets, priced £1.00, available from Clhaire's the Hairdresser in Highfield, Waterlooville.


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