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Rough-saddled Bandwing - Dipogon variegatus

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Rough-saddled Bandwing Rough-saddled Bandwing - Dipogon variegatus dylan Avonview Cemetery to Troopers Hill 27 May 2023, 10:53 p.m. 27 May 2023, 12:07 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but local in England and Wales, becoming rare in Scotland. Habitat includes: downland, heathland, coastal cliffs, old quarries, gardens, parks, allotments, churchyards etc. Life story: Nesting occurs in various cavities such as cliff faces, exposed roots, old walls, beetle holes in dead wood, hollow plant stems, empty snail shells etc. The main prey item in Britain is Xysticus cristatus, but Clubiona (Clubionidae) and Thomisus (Thomisidae) have been sited abroad. Flight period: May to October. Length: Female = 5 - 9 mm, Male = 4 - 6 mm.

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