Summary for Robertus lividus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Robertus lividus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1836)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 7365
First Record: 1862
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 766
Pre-1992 hectads: 784
Total hectads: 1232

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1050m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This is a ground living species found under stones, detritus etc. and in leaf litter and moss. It is present in a wide variety of habitats including sand dunes, wetland, woodland, high moorland and at high altitude under stones on mountains. Both sexes can be found mature throughout the year, but the majority of records are between spring and early autumn.

Common throughout Britain.

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 2321 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2927 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 95 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1975 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2281 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Robertus lividus


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