Summary for Allomengea scopigera (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Allomengea scopigera (above) Copyright: Steve Priestley
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Name: Allomengea scopigera
Authority: (Grube, 1859)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 1010
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 135
Pre-1992 hectads: 220
Total hectads: 324

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 955m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in much of northern and western Britain, with coastal records in south-eastern England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider is found in wet habitats, swampy areas, saltmarshes, and high ground. On the Sidlaw Hills in Angus it has been found to be abundant in both wet grassland and dry heather habitats from August to October at up to 450 m. In comparison, this species is rare in Essex where it seems to be confined to saltmarsh and tidal habitat (P.R. Harvey, pers. comm.). Adult females are found in late summer and autumn.

Status
Locally common in the north, but scarce in the south.

Original author of profile: J.A. Stewart

Text based on Harvey, P.R., Nellist, D.R. & Telfer, M.G. (eds) 2002. Provisional atlas of British spiders (Arachnida, Araneae), Volumes 1 & 2. Huntingdon: Biological Records Centre.  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 203 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 556 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 173 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 227 records with habitat detail and method information)

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