Summary for Megalepthyphantes nebulosus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Megalepthyphantes nebulosus
Authority: (Sundevall, 1830)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 332
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2012

1992-on hectads: 20
Pre-1992 hectads: 107
Total hectads: 123

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 275m

Species text

The species is widespread in England, but with few records in the west, Wales or Scotland. A Holarctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe and North America.

Habitat and ecology
M. nebulosus is generally associated with the damper and cooler areas of buildings such as wine and coal cellars and outhouses, but it has been recorded in other habitats such as under rubbish and stones in farmyards and gardens (Crocker & Daws 1996). Both sexes are probably adult at all seasons of the year.

The spider is more frequent in the south than the north. The species has recently been transferred from the genus Lepthyphantes by Wunderlich (see Merrett & Murphy 2000).

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 34 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 125 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 4 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 18 records with habitat detail and method information)

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