Summary for Neoscona adianta (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Neoscona adianta moulting 2 Copyright: Tone Killick
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Neoscona adianta
Authority: (Walckenaer, 1802)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Records: 1510
First Record: 1890
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 175
Pre-1992 hectads: 72
Total hectads: 195

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 589m

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Distribution
The species is widespread near the coast in England and Wales north to Yorkshire, and on southern heathlands and in south-eastern England. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This distinctively marked spider spins its orb web on low vegetation such as heather, gorse and sometimes grasses in a range of open habitats including heathland, coastal grasslands, saltmarsh and fen. The hub of the web contains much white silk giving it an unfinished appearance. The retreat is a platform of silk on which the spider awaits its prey. Both sexes are adult from mid- to late summer, females through to the autumn.

Status
Generally an uncommon species becoming rarer further north. It may be locally common in the south and south-east.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 527 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 587 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 25 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 462 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 451 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Images

Lundy Neoscona adianta 2
Lundy Neoscona adianta 2
Neoscona adianta found on Lundy Island
Neoscona adianta found on Lundy Island
Neoscona adianta beautiful colour form
Neoscona adianta beautiful colour form
Neoscona adianta moulting 2
Neoscona adianta moulting 2
Neoscona adianta moulting
Neoscona adianta moulting
Neoscona adianta Sussex downs
Neoscona adianta Sussex downs
Neoscona adianta with Prey
Neoscona adianta with Prey
Neoscona adianta Dorsal View
Neoscona adianta Dorsal View
Neoscona adianta
Neoscona adianta
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