Summary for Microlinyphia impigra (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Microlinyphia impigra
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 684
First Record: 1898
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 142
Pre-1992 hectads: 113
Total hectads: 212

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 301m

Species text

The species is widespread but generally scattered in southern Britain as far north as Yorkshire, with a few very scattered records in Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species is found in low vegetation in marshy places where it spins a horizontal sheet web. The male is very similar to M. pusilla but often lacking the white patches. Adults of both sexes are found in early summer, females occasionally persisting to late autumn.


Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 259 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 215 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 24 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 85 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 118 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Microlinyphia impigra

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Microlinyphia impigra


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