Die epigäische Spinnenfauna eines Auwaldgebietes der Donau im Landkreis Dillingen/Donau (Deutschland, Bayern)
Ground-living spiders in a floodplain forest area of the Danube river in Bavaria (Germany)
The ground-living spider fauna of a drained floodplain forest area was investigated at 5 sites in the vicinity of the Danube river near Dillingen/Bavaria. Four series of pitfall traps were set up in the forest area, while a fifth series was installed in a dry, sunny clearing. Observation period was from early April through late November 1985. A total number of 1447 adult spiders belonging to 94 species were caught. The main result was that the small, dry clearing area harbours a rather specific spider community that is distinctly different from those of the neighbouring wet areas in the forest.
Araneae; faunistics; riparian forest