Summary for Centromerus arcanus (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

 
Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Centromerus arcanus
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Centromerus arcanus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1873)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 943
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 128
Pre-1992 hectads: 111
Total hectads: 206

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access taxon report


 
 
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


 

About this species

Recorded altitude range
5m to 900m

Species text

Distribution
C. arcanus is almost confined to western and northern Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from the Netherlands.

Habitat and ecology
This linyphiid is typically found beneath rocks in mountainous areas and can be found together with C. prudens. At lower altitudes C. arcanus lives amongst moss, grass and pine needles in coniferous woodland and acidic bogs. Adults have been recorded in most months of the year.

Status
Local, but more frequent in northern Britain. The species may be common on mountain summits.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 502 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 611 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 21 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 434 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 490 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Centromerus arcanus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Centromerus arcanus

Images

sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please log on and upload it

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species