Summary for Tegenaria saeva (Araneae)

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Name: Tegenaria saeva
Authority: Blackwall, 1844
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Agelenidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1297
First Record: 1880
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 349
Pre-1992 hectads: 113
Total hectads: 408

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 320m

Species text

T. saeva is widespread in the west country, Wales and northern England, but more sporadic in Scotland. In mainland Europe its distribution is the same as for T. gigantea. Note that in southern and central England and Wales, the distribution of this species is almost complementary to that of T. gigantea with only a relatively narrow band of overlap, where some hybridisation occurs (see T. gigantea). Records outside the expected range probably result from confusion with T. gigantea.

Habitat and ecology
The habitat and ecology of this species seems to be identical to that of T. gigantea (q.v.)

Very common where it occurs, but perhaps less so in Scotland.

Original author of profile: G. Oxford.

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 497 records with adult season information)


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Structural Habitat Data (based on 47 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 241 records with habitat detail and method information)

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