Summary for Ceratinopsis stativa (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Ceratinopsis stativa
Authority: (Simon, 1881)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 499
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 96
Pre-1992 hectads: 63
Total hectads: 146

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in parts of south-eastern England but scattered elsewhere in England and Wales as far north as Northumberland. It has a Holarctic distribution, and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Primarily grassland. C. stativa has been recorded from Sphagnum and shingle but is found most frequently on calcareous grassland in southern England. In Essex it is associated with old and unimproved grasslands, where it can be found at the base of tussocks. Adults have been found mostly in early summer, but there are occasional records of adults at other times of the year.

Local, recorded from 65 hectads since 1992. No evidence of any decline.

There has been no recent decline in the distribution of this species and it is not currently considered to be threatened.

Management and conservation
No recommendations at present.

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 228 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 125 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 155 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 171 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Ceratinopsis stativa

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Ceratinopsis stativa


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