Summary for Neon reticulatus (Araneae)

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Neon reticulatus male. In old thatch on barn roof Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Neon reticulatus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1853)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2267
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 357
Pre-1992 hectads: 366
Total hectads: 606

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 790m

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Distribution
The species is scattered and widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
There are two distinct habitats for this species; either in leaf-litter (often quite dry) in woodland, or within moss in open, damp, boggy habitats. It has also been recorded in bracken litter, on and under stones in grassland and on the beach. It ascends to 350 m in mid-west Yorkshire (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Its small size may make it difficult to see, especially in the woodland situations, but the patterning is visible if the light is good enough. Adult females have been found throughout the year, and adult males from April to October, but the peak is spring to mid-summer.

Status
Local, but the spider may be abundant where found.

Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 753 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1133 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 57 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 523 records with structural habitat information)

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Neon reticulatus female
Neon reticulatus female
Neon reticulatus male. In old thatch on barn roof
Neon reticulatus male. In old thatch on barn roof
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