Summary for Cryphoeca silvicola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Cryphoeca silvicola
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Dictynidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2162
First Record: 1862
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 349
Pre-1992 hectads: 313
Total hectads: 549

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 992m

Species text

The species is widespread in western and northern Britain, but is absent from East Anglia and south-east England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species is commonly found in leaf litter in woodlands where it may be abundant, and also occurs under bark. In addition C. silvicola inhabits higher ground where the spider may be found under stones on the moors. Adults have been recorded throughout the year but mainly in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.

Common in northern England and Scotland.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 810 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1295 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 36 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 608 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 725 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Cryphoeca silvicola


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