Summary for Agyneta subtilis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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

Records: 1109
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 181
Pre-1992 hectads: 207
Total hectads: 362

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 875m

Species text

The species is widespread, but records are more scattered and patchy in the north. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A. subtilis is found in a variety of habitats including undergrowth and leaf litter in broad-leaved woodland, and in moss and grass. Merrett (1990) has reported that after the burning of dry heath this species can reach and remain at high densities in the regrown, mature heather. It is adult in spring, summer and autumn with a peak of activity in May and June (Merrett 1969). Our data record adults of both sexes from early to mid-summer, with females persisting until the autumn.

Frequent in some areas.

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 488 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 406 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 20 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 317 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 460 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Agyneta subtilis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Agyneta subtilis


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