Summary for Walckenaeria nudipalpis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Walckenaeria nudipalpis
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3783
First Record: 1894
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 403
Pre-1992 hectads: 512
Total hectads: 777

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

Distribution
Widespread throughout Britain. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in a wide variety of damp habitats ranging from litter in woodland through to damp heathland, boggy moorland and wetter areas such as marshes and reed-beds. It is a frequent aeronaut. On heathland in Dorset, Merrett (1969) obtained results which indicated male activity from mid-January to mid-April, and female activity from April to August and again in late October and November. Our data show adults present throughout the year with peak numbers of males being collected in April and May, females from May to July.

Status
Common.

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 1047 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1563 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 23 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 953 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1169 records with habitat detail and method information)

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