Summary for Larinioides cornutus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Name: Larinioides cornutus
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae

Records: 7903
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 1053
Pre-1992 hectads: 603
Total hectads: 1265

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Recorded altitude range
-4m to 589m

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

Habitat and ecology
The spider can be found on reeds, grasses, and other waterside vegetation and in tall herbage and rough grassland, usually in damp places. Females can often be found spun up in a tough silk retreat in the seed heads of plants but they are also found on bridges and posts etc., where their orb webs are very prominent. During the day these webs may seem to be deserted, the spider having retreated to a hiding place in the foliage or a crevice in wood. The spider is a frequent aeronaut as an immature, so can turn up in some habitats well away from water (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Adults are found mainly in early summer and late summer/autumn.

Status
Common.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 2267 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 3022 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 252 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1528 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1779 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Images

Larinioides cornutus feeding at Aberlady Bay
Larinioides cornutus feeding at Aberlady Bay
Larinioides cornutus Dorsal Spec 2
Larinioides cornutus Dorsal Spec 2
L. cornutus
L. cornutus
Larinioides cornutus help with spider ID
Larinioides cornutus help with spider ID
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Larinioides cornutus BS
Larinioides cornutus BS
Larinioides cornutus colour variation
Larinioides cornutus colour variation
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Larinioides cornutus 2
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