Summary for Entelecara erythropus (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Entelecara erythropus
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 651
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 137
Pre-1992 hectads: 191
Total hectads: 306

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread but patchily distributed in Britain. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: , widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
E. erythropus occurs under stones and in detritus in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from heathland and gardens to broad-leaved and coniferous woodland. The species may also be beaten from trees and shrubs. It is a frequent aeronaut. Adults are found from early spring through to autumn. Roberts (1969) has drawn attention to a possible environmental association between this species and Amaurobius similis whereby E. erythropus is able to scavenge and spin small webs of its own in the Amaurobius web without fear of attack. There is some evidence that the Entelecara is distasteful to the Amaurobius. Females have been recorded in most months of the year, but there seems to be a peak from early to mid-summer.

Not uncommon.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 164 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 267 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 8 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 76 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 93 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Entelecara erythropus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Entelecara erythropus


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