Summary for Mecynargus morulus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Mecynargus morulus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1873)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 204
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 34
Pre-1992 hectads: 51
Total hectads: 79

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
35m to 1214m

Species text

Distribution
This is a spider of high ground in Britain, and has been recorded from Wales, northern England and Scotland. It has been recorded from Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Habitat and ecology
Found among grass and moss and under stones on high ground and mountain tops (Locket & Millidge 1953). Adults have been found from spring and summer until October, with a peak in July.

Status
Locally rare.

Threats
Possibly afforestation at some sites.

Management and conservation
Maintain open moorland.

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

 Account last edited by Mark Yeates at 20:18 on Thu 13th May 2010.

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 55 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 52 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 51 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 50 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Mecynargus morulus

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