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Peter Smithers of the Devon Spider Group at Plymouth University and Paddy Pollack, resident in South Brent, took a preliminary look at the spider populations on the Island on Thursday May 19th, 1994.  It was a cool overcast evening (7pm) and there was little obvious activity.


Spiders were collected with a beating tray and sweepnet from some of the lower branches within the field proper, from the brambles and from the upper layers of the grassland.


This yielded 17 species of spider plus one of harvestman:

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