Summary for Meioneta simplicitarsis (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 Meioneta simplicitarsis
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Meioneta simplicitarsis
Authority: (Simon, 1884)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 314
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 37
Pre-1992 hectads: 22
Total hectads: 52

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access 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
0m to 200m

Species text

Distribution
The species is confined to the south of England. In Europe it has been recorded from France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

Habitat and ecology
M. simplicitarsis occurs mainly on calcareous grassland near the coast and grazing marsh grassland, usually in taller tussocky grass. Occasional records from heathland areas and shingle possibly represent stray individuals from nearby grassland or roadside verges. Adults have been recorded in most months of the year, with a peak between spring and mid-summer.

Status
The spider may be relatively frequent in some areas. It is fairly common on chalk and limestone grassland near the coast in Dorset and Sussex, and in grazing marsh grassland in Essex and the north Kent marshes, but there are few records from elsewhere.

Threats
Overgrazing and the loss of calcareous grassland and coastal grazing marsh grassland to arable agriculture.

Management and conservation
Grazing levels need to be low enough to maintain structural variety and tussocks in grassland.

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 166 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 76 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 136 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 137 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Meioneta simplicitarsis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Meioneta simplicitarsis

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