Summary for Monocephalus fuscipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Monocephalus fuscipes
Authority: (Blackwall, 1836)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 7323
First Record: 1835
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 809
Pre-1992 hectads: 739
Total hectads: 1225

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western Europe, but has not been recorded from Scandinavia.

Habitat and ecology
M. fuscipes is often abundant in litter in its preferred habitat of broad-leaved and coniferous woodland, but it has also been recorded in other habitats including alder carr, rocky heathland, grassland and disused quarries. It has been found at up to 2000' (610 m) on mountains in Wales (Goodier 1970a 1970b) and up to 1500' (457 m) in Scotland (Merrett 1971). Adults are found throughout the year, with peaks in the spring and early summer, and in the autumn.


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 2662 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 3564 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 137 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1868 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2295 records with habitat detail and method information)

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