Wiśniewski K & Dawidowicz A
Uloborus walckenaerius and Oxyopes heterophthalmus in Poland (Araneae: Uloboridae, Oxyopidae)
Uloborus walckenaerius und Oxyopes heterophthalmus in Polen (Araneae: Uloboridae, Oxyopidae)
We report the presence of Uloborus walckenaerius Latreille, 1806 and Oxyopes heterophthalmus (Latreille, 1804) in Poland. Two females and a juvenile of U. walckenaerius and a male of O. heterophthalmus were recorded in a heathland in the western part of the country, in Lower Silesia. Both species are known from similar habitats in neighbouring regions in eastern Germany (Brandenburg and Saxony). Heathlands in Poland may have great importance in maintaining populations of these two species, and some other rare invertebrates. The habitat requires management activities.
Central Europe, faunistics, former military area, heath, prescribed fire