From British Arachnological Society
Although not strictly published by the Society, the Society has been instrumental in the production of the Provisional Atlas of British Spiders, a mammoth piece of work mapping all 648 species in the UK. Further details of the atlas are available below.
|Unfortunately the atlas is now out of print but you can freely download both volumes in PDF format from the CEH Website:
Provisional Atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae)
Peter R. Harvey, David R. Nellist & Mark G. Telfer (eds)
An article about the spider recording scheme and the atlas was published in British Wildlife in February 2002: British Wildlife 13 (3): 191-197). The two volumes of the atlas are now published.
An introductory section describes the history and coverage of the Spider Recording Scheme, and covers spider habitats and conservation. Also included is an essay on Hymenoptera and Diptera as natural enemies of British spiders. A full systematic list follows. The bulk of the Atlas comprises the species accounts and 10-kilometre square distribution maps for each of the 648 British species. Species accounts deal with status, distribution, habitat and ecology. Sections on threats and conservation management are also included for rarer species. For most species, a graph of adult activity throughout the year has also been provided. A bibliography and index to species (valid names and selected (recent) synonyms) are included. A4 paperback format in two volumes, totalling 406 pages.
- Provisional Atlas of British Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2
- Peter R. Harvey, David R.Nellist & Mark G. Telfer
- Published by Biological Records Centre 2002
- Price: 20 UKPounds including UK postage and packing, now out of print, but available for download from the CEH website.
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