Summary for Agnyphantes expunctus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Agnyphantes expunctus Copyright: Esmond
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Agnyphantes expunctus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1875)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 325
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 70
Pre-1992 hectads: 69
Total hectads: 120

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 549m

Species text

L. expunctus is widely distributed in Scotland and northern England. It is absent from southern England and Wales. The species is widespread in northern and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species is often found on the branches and trunks of trees, especially pines, on the edges of woodland and plantations. It has been taken from birch, larch and juniper and occasionally from vegetation bordering woods. Females are adult from March to October, males from July to September.

Locally abundant in suitable habitat within its restricted range.

Original author of profile: J.A. Stewart

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 125 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 191 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 11 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 65 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 94 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Agnyphantes expunctus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Agnyphantes expunctus


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