The Harvest-spider Nelima silvatica (Simon) in Great Britain
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1950 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 119, Issue 4, pages 867–871, February 1950
How to Cite
Brown, D. G. and Sankey, J. H. P. (1950), The Harvest-spider Nelima silvatica (Simon) in Great Britain. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 119: 867–871. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1950.tb00913.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Received April 26, 1949.
The male organ of British and continental Nelima silvatica (Simon) and of N. doriae (Canestrini) is compared. That of the British examples is found to be identical with the continental species, but differs considerably from that of N. doriae. External characters of British N. silvatica are compared with those of N. doriae and with the British species of Leiobunum. The habitats and range of N. silvatica in the British Isles are discussed. It is shown to be the dominant species on Skokholm Island.