Summary for Araneus triguttatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Araneus triguttatus Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Araneus triguttatus
Authority: (Fabricius, 1775)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 469
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 120
Pre-1992 hectads: 73
Total hectads: 172

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 188m

Species text

Distribution
Most British records are from England south of Lincolnshire but there are old records from Scotland and northern England, which may refer to A. sturmi, the two species being confused in the past. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but in Scandinavia it has only been recorded from Sweden, where it is included in their Red List (Gardenfors 2000).

Habitat and ecology
Deciduous woodland. In contrast to Araneus sturmi the orb webs of this species are usually constructed on broad-leaved trees and shrubs, especially oak Quercus. Adults of both sexes are found from early to mid-summer, with some females surviving through to late summer.

Status
Local but fairly common in the south-east, showing no decline. Recorded from 87 hectads post 1992

Threats
Loss of broadleaved woodland and scrub due to urban and agricultural development.

Management and conservation
Ensure woodland and scrub habitats are protected from destruction for development.

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 168 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 136 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 19 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 87 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 93 records with habitat detail and method information)

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