Summary for Hypsosinga albovittata (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

 
Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Hypsosinga albovittata
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hypsosinga albovittata
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 379
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 67
Pre-1992 hectads: 50
Total hectads: 102

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access spider taxon report


 
 
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


 

About this species

Recorded altitude range
1m to 500m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread but locally distributed in Britain, becoming more scattered further north. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland.

Habitat and ecology
This distinctively marked spider spins its orb webs low down, less than 20 cm above ground level (Jones 1983), usually on heather in heathlands, but it has also been recorded in chalk grassland. Both sexes are mature in late spring and early summer.

Status
An uncommon species.

Threats
Loss of heathland and calacareous grassland to agriculture and urban development are likely to the most important threats to this species.

Management and conservation
Ensure remaining heathland areas are conserved and managed to maintain all stages in the successional cycle of heather growth.

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 113 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 129 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 68 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 94 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hypsosinga albovittata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hypsosinga albovittata

Images

sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please log on and upload it

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species