Summary for Agyneta decora (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Agyneta decora male Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Agyneta decora
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1785
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 273
Pre-1992 hectads: 222
Total hectads: 451

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

A. decora has a patchy but widespread Distribution: in Britain. It is widespread in northern Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A. decora is found in similar situations to A. subtilis and A. conigera. Adults of both sexes are found from spring to late summer, with a peak in July.

The spider is probably commonest in the north and in upland habitats and is usually infrequent in the south.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 720 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 615 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 29 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 542 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 718 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Agyneta decora

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Agyneta decora


Agyneta decora female
Agyneta decora female
Agyneta decora male
Agyneta decora male
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