Summary for Syedra gracilis (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 Syedra gracilis
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Syedra gracilis
Authority: (Menge, 1869)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 98
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 22
Pre-1992 hectads: 19
Total hectads: 36

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 200m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread but scattered as far north as the Scottish border. It seems to be concentrated in the central and south eastern parts of England. The species is widespread but uncommon in northern and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. gracilis occurs mainly in calcareous and grazing marsh grassland possibly mostly in tall grass, but also grassland on sand (Thames Terrace grasslands) with occasional records from grassy areas on heathland, dyke edges and allotments. Adults have been found between February and November, but occur mostly in spring and early summer and again in late summer and autumn.

Status
The spider is very local and never particularly common. It has been recorded from only fifteen 10 km squares since 1992, but in general is not as rare as was once thought.

Threats
The loss of grassland to agriculture.

Management and conservation
Maintain calcareous grassland and grazing marsh and prevent scrub growth by traditional grazing.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 39 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 37 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 29 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 35 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Syedra gracilis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Syedra gracilis

Images

sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please log on and upload it

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