Summary for Trichopternoides thorelli (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Trichopternoides thorelli
Authority: (Westring, 1861)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 738
First Record: 1859
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 117
Pre-1992 hectads: 159
Total hectads: 253

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species has a very patchy and scattered Distribution: in Britain. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Norway.

Habitat and ecology
T. thorelli is found at ground level in moss and grass, often in rather damp areas, and may be common on wet heathland in southern England. In a study of the phenology of linyphiid spiders on heathland in Dorset it was found that the males of this species were only active in May and females from May to August (Merrett 1969). Our data show a peak in recorded adults of both sexes in May and June.

Very local.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 161 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 326 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 7 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 97 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 159 records with habitat detail and method information)

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