Summary for Agyneta olivacea (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

 
Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Agyneta olivacea
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Agyneta olivacea
Authority: (Emerton, 1882)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 800
First Record: 1987
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 94
Pre-1992 hectads: 24
Total hectads: 121

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access taxon report


 
 
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


 

About this species

Recorded altitude range
2m to 630m

Species text

Distribution
The species has not been recorded south of a line between Breconshire and Yorkshire. It is a Holarctic species with records from Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia.

Habitat and ecology
Any differences in the habitat preferences of A. cauta and this species are not yet known. It occurred commonly in blanket bog in Scotland with A. cauta. Adults of both sexes have been recorded in summer.

Status
A. olivacea was only recognised as a separate species distinct from A. cauta (O. P.-Cambridge) and described from Britain by Hippa & Oksala in 1985. It may be frequent in suitable habitat.

Threats
Drainage and erosion of blanket bogs are likely to be the principal threats to this species.

Management and conservation
Ensure the water table of blanket bogs is maintained at high levels.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 424 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 146 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 435 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 474 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Agyneta olivacea

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Agyneta olivacea

Images

sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please log on and upload it

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species