Summary for Tenuiphantes tenebricola (Araneae)

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Name: Tenuiphantes tenebricola
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1880
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 295
Pre-1992 hectads: 301
Total hectads: 531

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1214m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread but scattered in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. tenebricola is predominantly a woodland spider found in leaf litter and moss, under stones or bark, under a variety of broad-leaved trees, including oak, sycamore, lime, birch, alder and willow. It has been swept out of tussocks of grass or woodrush, shaken from sedge litter, extracted from a wood ants' nest, and from a pile of hay on a roadside verge. Occasionally it may be beaten from the shrub layer, or found on tree trunks. Adults of both sexes have been recorded mainly in early to mid-summer.

Status
More common in the north than the south, where it is rather local.

Original author of profile: J.M. Newton

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 720 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 965 records with habitat information)

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