Summary for Hilaira excisa (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hilaira excisa
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1358
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 254
Pre-1992 hectads: 227
Total hectads: 424

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1214m

Species text

Distribution
H. excisa occurs in the wetter, northern and western parts of Britain. It is absent from most of south-eastern England, rarely found in areas with less than 700 mm rainfall per year. This species is exclusively European (Platnick 1998) and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider is found amongst low plant growth in a variety of wetland habitats (seeps, reed-beds, alder carr and marshes). It may also be found in damp, broad-leaved woodland amongst Chrysosplenium oppositifolium mats. In upland blanket bogs specimens often inhabit clumps of Polytrichum commune. Mature females are present throughout the year, males between June and November. Egg-sacs have been noted in March and June.

Status
Uncommon in north and west Britain.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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

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