Summary for Asthenargus paganus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Asthenargus paganus
Authority: (Simon, 1884)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 147
First Record: 1913
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 39
Pre-1992 hectads: 39
Total hectads: 73

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Recorded altitude range
20m to 600m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in England from the Severn to Yorkshire, with scattered records from Wales, central Scotland and an isolated record from Suffolk. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Woodland. A. paganus is found in moss, leaf litter and detritus in mature broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. It has been found commonly under the scales of spruce bark and in spruce litter. It is adult in autumn, winter and spring.

Status
Recorded from 28 hectads since 1992, showing a small apparent decline.

Threats
Destruction of woodland due to agricultural and urban development.

Management and conservation
Protect occupied woodlands from further loss to 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 49 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 51 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 42 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 47 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Asthenargus paganus

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