Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit3507
Author(s): Buchholz, S. & V. Hartmann
Year: 2008
Title: Spider fauna of semi-dry grasslands on a military training base in Northwest Germany (Münster)
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Issue: Heft 35
Pages: 51-60
Abstract: The spider fauna of semi-dry grasslands on the military training area of Dorbaum near Münster (North Rhine-Westphalia) was investigated. From 2002 to 2003 a total of 11,194 mature spiders from 141 species and 20 families was caught by pitfall trapping and hand sampling. Among them are 18 species listed in the Red Data Book of North Rhine-Westphalia, four species are rare or previously rarely recorded. Most of the spiders are habitat generalists that extend their occurrence into all types of habitats, while the number of species which are stenotopic to sand habitats is noticeably low (n = 13). The spider data were analysed with Principal Component Analysis (PCA). It is possible to distinguish spider communities of neighbouring forested habitats from species groups of open habitats, but there is no uniform spider community which is characteristic for semi-dry grassland.
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Keywords: Araneae, inland dunes, sand habitat, spider community, Westphalian Bay

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