Summary for Evarcha falcata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Evarcha falcata male Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Evarcha falcata
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1626
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 230
Pre-1992 hectads: 195
Total hectads: 339

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Recorded altitude range
1m to 700m

Species text

The spider is widespread in the southern half of Britain, but becomes very scattered in the north of England and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This woodland spider occurs in the foliage of trees and on lower vegetation such as heather and gorse in woodland clearings (Roberts 1995). It is readily obtained by beating lower tree branches and sweeping vegetation (Locket & Millidge 1951). Adults of both sexes have been found between March and November, but mainly in May, June and August.

The species is fairly common throughout its range but can be local in some areas (Crocker & Daws 1996).

Original author of profile: E.L. Bee

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 573 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 614 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 73 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 276 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 338 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Evarcha falcata female showing abdomen
Evarcha falcata female showing abdomen
Evarcha falcata female
Evarcha falcata female
Evarcha falcata male on leaf
Evarcha falcata male on leaf
Evarcha falcata male
Evarcha falcata male
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