Summary for Platnickina tincta (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Platnickina tincta female Copyright: Tone Killick
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Name: Platnickina tincta
Authority: (Walckenaer, 1802)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3013
First Record: 1897
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 465
Pre-1992 hectads: 186
Total hectads: 526

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 600m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread in England as far north as Yorkshire, but practically absent from the north and west of Britain. The spider is widespread in western and central Europe including Scandinavia.

Habitat and ecology
T. tinctum is usually found on low vegetation, shrubs, and the lower branches of trees, especially yew. It is often found in the webs of other small spiders where it appears to both steal prey and feed on the resident species. Adults mostly occur in early to mid-summer with females persisting into the autumn, and odd individuals of both sexes being recorded at almost any time of year.

Status
Locally common in England south of Yorkshire.

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 1189 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1081 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 123 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 536 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 609 records with habitat detail and method information)

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P.tincta with wasp larva
P.tincta with wasp larva
Platnickina tincta female
Platnickina tincta female
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