Summary for Allomengea scopigera (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Allomengea scopigera
Allomengea scopigera (above) Copyright: Steve Priestley
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Allomengea scopigera
Authority: (Grube, 1859)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 1122
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 172
Pre-1992 hectads: 226
Total hectads: 358

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 955m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of northern and western Britain, with coastal records in south-eastern England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider is found in wet habitats, swampy areas, saltmarshes, and high ground. On the Sidlaw Hills in Angus it has been found to be abundant in both wet grassland and dry heather habitats from August to October at up to 450 m. In comparison, this species is rare in Essex where it seems to be confined to saltmarsh and tidal habitat (P.R. Harvey, pers. comm.). Adult females are found in late summer and autumn.

Locally common in the north, but scarce in the south.

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

 Account last edited by System Administrator at 08:47 on Wed 22nd Dec 2021.

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 311 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 564 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 231 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 310 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Allomengea scopigera

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Allomengea scopigera


Allomengea scopigera male
Allomengea scopigera male
Allomengea scopigera (below)
Allomengea scopigera (below)
Allomengea scopigera (above)
Allomengea scopigera (above)
please log on and upload a new image for this species

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species