Summary for Hahnia montana (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hahnia montana
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Hahniidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2374
First Record: 1837
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 317
Pre-1992 hectads: 352
Total hectads: 553

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Recorded altitude range
1m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread but scattered in most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but included in the Red List for Sweden (Gärdenfors 2000).

Habitat and ecology
The sheet webs of this species are found in leaf litter (including pine needles), moss and detritus in damp situations, especially in woodland. There are occasional records from other habitats including grassland, heathland, fen, sand dunes and coastal shingle. Females are mature throughout the year, but mature males are found only in late summer, autumn and winter, mainly during the autumn.


Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 798 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1032 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 29 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 541 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 618 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hahnia montana

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hahnia montana


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