Summary for Pseudeuophrys lanigera (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Pseudeuophrys lanigera Copyright: Andy Keay
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Pseudeuophrys lanigera
Authority: (Simon, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 595
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 124
Pre-1992 hectads: 77
Total hectads: 172

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 415m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread in much of England, with a few records in Wales and Scotland and is apparently spreading north, probably partly assisted by man. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Denmark.

Habitat and ecology
This species was first recorded in Devon in 1930 and since that time has spread rapidly northwards (Merrett 1979). Pseudeuophrys lanigera is strongly associated with man, and is one of the few spiders that is characteristic of roofs and walls of buildings. It may be found away from this habitat, in woodlands for example, but these records are rare. The spider has been observed using a drop-and-swing behaviour (pers. obs.), which is successfully used by other species to become airborne. An aeronautic habit would explain, in part, its successful migration from Devon northwards to Scotland. Due to the favourably warm microclimate provided by central heating in houses, the spiders seem to continually produce young year-round (Clarke 1972). Adult females can be found in all months, but males may not survive the winter.

Status
Local.

Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 258 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 280 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 51 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 140 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Pseudeuophrys lanigera

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Pseudeuophrys lanigera

Images

Pseudoeuophrys lanigera male on brick wall of house.
Pseudoeuophrys lanigera male on brick wall of house.
Female P.lanigera 2
Female P.lanigera 2
Female P.lanigera 1
Female P.lanigera 1
The Look.
The Look.
P. lanigera (Jumping Spider)
P. lanigera (Jumping Spider)
P. Lanigera 2
P. Lanigera 2
P. Lanigera 1
P. Lanigera 1
On the Window ledge - Pseudeuophrys lanigera
On the Window ledge - Pseudeuophrys lanigera
lanigera-Chard2
lanigera-Chard2
lanigera-Chard
lanigera-Chard
Jumping spider Id.
Jumping spider Id.
second jumper
second jumper
Pseudeuophrys lanigera from the bathroom wall
Pseudeuophrys lanigera from the bathroom wall
Pseudeuophrys lanigera - March 2012
Pseudeuophrys lanigera - March 2012
jumper3
jumper3
local jumper 2
local jumper 2
local jumper
local jumper
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 3
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 3
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 2
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 2
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 1
Pseudeuophrys lanigera 1
Pseudeuophrys lanigera house mate
Pseudeuophrys lanigera house mate
Pseudeuophrys lanigera on Gravestone
Pseudeuophrys lanigera on Gravestone
Pseudeuophrys lanigera
Pseudeuophrys lanigera
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