British Wildlife 20.3 February 2009

The Ladybird Spider in Britain – its history, ecology and conservation

The Ladybird Spider Eresus sandaliatus (Martini & Goeze 1774) is currently thought to be restricted to a single known natural site in the British Isles. Also recorded as Eresus niger and E. cinnaberinus, it has a fascinating life history but spends most of the time hidden underground, and is often diffcult to locate even for the practised eye. 

Through a naturalist’s eyes
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