Summary for Araniella opisthographa (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Araniella opisthographa
Authority: (Kulczynski, 1905)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2235
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 479
Pre-1992 hectads: 186
Total hectads: 558

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 410m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in much of southern England from Yorkshire southwards, but it is much more scattered in the west and north as far as central Scotland. It is more sparsely distributed in Wales, Scotland and south-west England than A. cucurbitina. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in a wide variety of situations, but most commonly on trees (particularly oaks) and bushes in woodland, scrub and hedgerows, as well as on nearby low vegetation. It occurs in similar habitats to A. cucurbitina, with which it is often, but not always, found. Adults of both sexes have been recorded between May and August, with a peak in late May and June. Females have occasionally persisted as late as September.

Status
This species is common in most parts of England.

Original author of profile: D. Carr

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 1085 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 843 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 115 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 490 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 538 records with habitat detail and method information)

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