Summary for Sitticus pubescens (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Sitticus pubescens female Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Sitticus pubescens
Authority: (Fabricius, 1775)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 634
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 161
Pre-1992 hectads: 110
Total hectads: 243

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 190m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in much of England and parts of Wales. It is also recorded from the Isle of Skye (Merrett 1989) and Midlothian (Merrett 2000). S. pubescens is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. pubescens is usually found in association with human habitation, on walls, window frames, fences and sometimes indoors but tending to prefer outdoor situations in full sunshine. It is occasionally found on fence posts, tree trunks, underneath stones and on heather away from houses and other buildings (Roberts 1995; Crocker & Daws 1996). Mature females can be found throughout the year and males have been recorded between March and October, but adults of both sexes are found mainly in May and June.

Status
The spider is locally dispersed throughout its range. A marked decline associated with an increase in Euophrys lanigera is pointed out in Merrett (1979) and a marked decline nationally since the early 1970s is also noted in Crocker & Daws (1996).

Original author of profile: E.L. Bee

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 207 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 162 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 14 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 53 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Sitticus pubescens

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Sitticus pubescens

Images

Sitticus pubescens up close
Sitticus pubescens up close
Sitticus pubescens 2018
Sitticus pubescens 2018
Sitticus pubescens on roof tiles. Sussex
Sitticus pubescens on roof tiles. Sussex
Male Sitticus pubescens
Male Sitticus pubescens
Sitticus pubescens male
Sitticus pubescens male
Sitticus pubescens female
Sitticus pubescens female
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