Summary for Walckenaeria cucullata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Name: Walckenaeria cucullata
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1836)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1505
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 107
Pre-1992 hectads: 158
Total hectads: 227

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 700m

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Distribution
The species is widely but patchily distributed in Britain. A Palaearctic species, widespread in northern and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species is found in moss and detritus, particularly in coniferous woodland, but also in more open grassland and, less frequently, under stones. In his study of the habitats of spiders on heathland, Snazell showed that W. cucullata preferred low, rather damp situations (Snazell 1982). Adults have been recorded in most months of the year but mostly from March to May, with perhaps a shorter period of activity in the autumn (Merrett 1969).

Status
Common locally.

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 748 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 568 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 10 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 546 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 674 records with habitat detail and method information)

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