Summary for Halorates holmgreni (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Halorates holmgreni
Authority: (Thorell, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 56
First Record: 1922
Latest Record: 2013

1992-on hectads: 13
Pre-1992 hectads: 13
Total hectads: 21

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Recorded altitude range
740m to 1309m

Species text

Distribution
The species is restricted to the Highlands of Scotland. It is a boreal species, which is widespread in the arctic.

Habitat and ecology
H. holmgreni occurs among short heather and grass, and under stones, on mountains, mainly above 900 m, but down to 500 m in the far north. Adults are found from May to September.

Status
The spider is common in some localities, but rather local.

Threats
In some areas recreational pressure associated with skiing may be a threat but in the longer term, climate change may adversely affect this, together with other arctic-alpine species.

Management and conservation
Ensure that mountain tops where the species occurs are protected from excessive trampling.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 12 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 10 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Halorates holmgreni

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Halorates holmgreni

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