Summary for Dictyna latens (Araneae)

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Dictyna latens Copyright: Lars Bruun
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Name: Dictyna latens
Authority: (Fabricius, 1775)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Dictynidae

Records: 2028
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 245
Pre-1992 hectads: 132
Total hectads: 312

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

Distribution
The species has a widespread but generally patchy and scattered Distribution: in the southern half of Britain as far north as south-west Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but rare in the north.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in heathland, rough grassland, old sand and gravel pits and well-established unmanaged ruderal vegetation. It is especially frequent on heather, gorse and other scrub in heathy places. Adults are found in summer, maturing a little later than D. arundinacea and D. uncinata.

Status
The spider is generally uncommon, becoming very rare in the north.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1129 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 974 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 83 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 818 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 814 records with habitat detail and method information)

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