Summary for Amaurobius fenestralis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Amaurobius fenestralis
Authority: (Stroem, 1768)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Amaurobiidae

Records: 5330
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 786
Pre-1992 hectads: 646
Total hectads: 1121

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widely distributed in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in woodlands under the bark of trees, logs and in leaf litter. It is also found under stones and on plants with stiff dense foliage (Roberts 1995). Webs are very common on tree trunks in crevices and under loose bark, and are much more easily found than the spider. Although not usually associated with houses and gardens, it is sometimes found on fences. Adults occur throughout the year but mainly in the spring and autumn.


Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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 1071 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2316 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 63 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 459 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 782 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Amaurobius fenestralis


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