Summary for Zygiella x-notata (Araneae)

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Zygiella x-notata London Copyright: Ben Epstein
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Zygiella x-notata
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Records: 4913
First Record: 1886
Latest Record: 2014

1992-on hectads: 823
Pre-1992 hectads: 437
Total hectads: 1017

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 500m

Species text

Distribution
The species is widespread in much of Britain, more scattered and patchy in the north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Z. x-notata conceals itself within a silk-tube retreat situated above an orb web with its distinctive missing sector. This spider is typically found on buildings and street furniture and is often found in the outside corners of windows. Specimens have also been discovered on cliffs and on bushes, especially near habitation. Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly in late summer and autumn. Single egg-sacs, covered loosely with yellow silk, are produced in autumn and winter and are affixed to solid surfaces. Spiderlings emerge from the egg-sacs in spring.

Status
Common, but under-recorded in its synanthropic habitat

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 1506 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1782 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 61 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 226 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 637 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Images

Zygiella x-notata London 3
Zygiella x-notata London 3
Zygiella x-notata London 2
Zygiella x-notata London 2
Zygiella x-notata London
Zygiella x-notata London
Zygiella x-notata Please identify for me
Zygiella x-notata Please identify for me
Zygiella x-notata 1
Zygiella x-notata 1
NOT False widow....
NOT False widow....
Please help identify
Please help identify
NOT Suspected False Widow BUCKS
NOT Suspected False Widow BUCKS
NO - Zygiella False widow spider Oct 23rd 2013
NO - Zygiella False widow spider Oct 23rd 2013
spiderhp21
spiderhp21
My local bus stop
My local bus stop
Can someone identify this one please
Can someone identify this one please
Unknown Spider 1001
Unknown Spider 1001
burgess hill unknown2
burgess hill unknown2
False Widow Spider 999 - No, Zygiella
False Widow Spider 999 - No, Zygiella
Zygiella x-notata
Zygiella x-notata
Luke-m
Luke-m
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