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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 20.3 February 2009

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

By - Ian Hughes, Roger Key, Peter Merrett, Andrew Nicholson, David Heaver

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. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist