Summary for Maso sundevalli (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Maso sundevalli
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4965
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 742
Pre-1992 hectads: 558
Total hectads: 1035

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in most parts of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A sheet web spinning species with a wide ecological niche from coastal saltmarsh to mature woodland, but perhaps commonest in mature grassland, woodland edges and damp litter in shaded habitats. Data gathered for this Atlas and in Locket & Millidge (1953) indicate that adult females can been found in all months of the year, but the peak for both sexes appears to be in June and July. Typically most individuals over-winter as immatures becoming adult in the following June and July, sometimes later (Almquist 1969).


Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 2386 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2015 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 194 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1316 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1987 records with habitat detail and method information)

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