Summary for Heliophanus flavipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Name: Heliophanus flavipes
Authority: (Hahn, 1832)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2847
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 436
Pre-1992 hectads: 238
Total hectads: 546

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
-3.8m to 810m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread in much of the southern half of Britain and central eastern Scotland, but very scattered or absent in upland areas and much of the north.

Habitat and ecology
The habitat of this spider is very similar to that of H. cupreus. It may occur in the field and shrub layer and on lower branches of trees, where it can be collected by sweeping and beating respectively (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Like H. cupreus, in northern Britain the species seems to need sunny conditions (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Additionally, H. flavipes has been found in a Malaise trap, which indicates aerial dispersal (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May, June and July, females occasionally persisting into September and on one occasion December.

Status
Local. In north-western England it is more common along the coast (J. Newton, pers. comm.).

Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 1256 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1214 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 67 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 784 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 709 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Heliophanus flavipes

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Heliophanus flavipes

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H. flavipes female
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Male Heliophanus flavipes
Male Heliophanus flavipes
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