Summary for Erigone tirolensis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Erigone tirolensis
Authority: L.Koch, 1872
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 146
First Record: 1905
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 34
Pre-1992 hectads: 22
Total hectads: 44

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Recorded altitude range
10m to 1219m

Species text

The species is restricted to the Highlands of Scotland. It is a boreo-alpine species in Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species occurs under stones on mountains, usually above 900 m, but down to 300 m in the far north. Adults of both sexes are found from May to September, and possibly most of the year.

Common on high mountain-tops and increasing, recorded from 31 hectads since 1992.

In the Cairngorms, damage to vegetation resulting from skiing development and the associated public pressure pose a threat. As with other montane species, climate-change may pose a threat in the longer-term.

Management and conservation
Ensure that mountain tops where the species occurs are protected from excessive recreational pressures.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 44 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 45 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 30 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 38 records with habitat detail and method information)

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