Summary for Agyneta conigera (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Agyneta conigera female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Agyneta conigera
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1863)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1207
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 255
Pre-1992 hectads: 294
Total hectads: 492

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 830m

Species text

A. conigera has a patchy but widespread Distribution: in Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A. conigera is found in a variety of habitats including undergrowth, leaf litter, moss and grass. It may also be found by sweeping herbaceous vegetation and by beating from bushes and trees. Adults of both sexes have mainly been recorded from early to mid-summer, with females occasionally persisting until the autumn.

Local, more frequent in the north.

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 342 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 609 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 13 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 203 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 292 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Agyneta conigera (female)
Agyneta conigera (female)
Agyneta conigera male
Agyneta conigera male
Agyneta conigera female
Agyneta conigera female
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