Summary for Stemonyphantes lineatus (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Stemonyphantes lineatus
Stemonyphantes lineatus Copyright: Nik Nimbus
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Stemonyphantes lineatus
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3885
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 435
Pre-1992 hectads: 484
Total hectads: 753

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access spider taxon report

Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of England, but scattered and patchy in some areas, and more scattered in Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Usually found at or near ground level in a wide variety of habitats such as grassland, especially chalk downland, occurring in rabbit burrows, beneath overhanging grass tussocks, under stones and detritus, and in gardens. Occasionally found on taller vegetation. Adults of both sexes are found mainly from autumn and winter to mid-summer.

The spider may be locally distributed but can be abundant.

Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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 927 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1682 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 43 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 663 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 792 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Stemonyphantes lineatus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Stemonyphantes lineatus


Stemonyphantes lineatus female
Stemonyphantes lineatus female
Stemonyphantes lineatus
Stemonyphantes lineatus
please log on and upload a new image for this species

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species