Summary for Meioneta innotabilis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Meioneta innotabilis
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1863)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 367
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 86
Pre-1992 hectads: 96
Total hectads: 165

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Recorded altitude range
4m to 457m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of southern England, but with few records in the south-west and Wales and becoming very scattered north of south Yorkshire. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This is a woodland spider, which usually occurs on and under bark on tree trunks, at the base of trees or sometimes within leaf litter. In early summer, adults may be seen running over the surface of tree trunks in the sunshine. The ecology of this spider is little known. Adults are found mainly from early to mid-summer.


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 124 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 131 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 17 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 41 records with habitat detail and method information)

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