Summary for Savignia frontata (Araneae)

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Savignia frontata Copyright: Matt Prince
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Savignia frontata
Authority: Blackwall, 1833
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3858
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 567
Pre-1992 hectads: 631
Total hectads: 1003

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 1219m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread throughout Britain. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. frontata is found in a variety of situations and habitats such as grassland, leaf litter, moss, bushes and on low vegetation and bushes. As a result of their work at a large number of sites in north-east England, Rushton et al. (1987) concluded that this species favoured more open, highly-managed ley sites. It is a frequent aeronaut which probably explains its capture above 2000' (600 m) on British mountains noted by Bristowe (1939) and Merrett (1971). Adults may be found all year, but results from a number of studies indicate that the main periods of activity are January to March and September to November (Merrett 1969). Our data show peaks in recorded adults of both sexes in spring and early summer, and again in the autumn.

Status
Common.

Original author of profile: I.M. Howe

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 1099 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2026 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 63 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 636 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 663 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Savignia frontata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Savignia frontata

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