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The habitat preferences of Meta bourneti (Simon, 1922) (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) in the UK differ from populations in southern Europe

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Invasive species often expand their niche and broaden their habitat preferences when they colonize new areas. The cave orb spider Meta bourneti (Simon, 1922) is thought to be a relatively recent invasive species in the UK, and anecdotal evidence suggests that it might be found in a broader range of habitats in the UK than in its native range in southern Europe. In the present study, I investigate these claims, by first comparing the distribution and habitat preferences of M. bourneti to the m...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.13156/arac.2021.18.9.1006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Sub department:
EQ CONTINUING EDUCATION - EQ CENTRAL
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Author
Publisher:
British Arachnological Society
Journal:
Arachnology More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
9
Pages:
1006-1012
Publication date:
2021-11-11
Acceptance date:
2021-07-09
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EISSN:
2050-9936
ISSN:
2050-9928
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1191151
Local pid:
pubs:1191151
Deposit date:
2021-08-16

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