Summary for Amaurobius fenestralis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Amaurobius fenestralis RM Copyright: Russell Miller
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Amaurobius fenestralis
Authority: (Stroem, 1768)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Amaurobiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5647
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 876
Pre-1992 hectads: 649
Total hectads: 1191

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widely distributed in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in woodlands under the bark of trees, logs and in leaf litter. It is also found under stones and on plants with stiff dense foliage e.g. conifer hedges (Roberts 1995). Webs are very common on tree trunks, in crevices and under loose bark, and are much more easily found than the spider. Although not usually associated with houses and gardens, it is sometimes found on fences. Adults occur throughout the year but mainly in the spring and autumn.


Authors of profile: Peter Harvey & Geoff Oxford

Roberts, M.J. 1995. Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. London: HarperCollins.

 Account last edited by Geoff Oxford at 15:22 on Thu 14th Jun 2018.

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 1292 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2411 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 90 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 528 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 906 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Amaurobius fenestralis F
Amaurobius fenestralis F
Amaurobius fenestralis M
Amaurobius fenestralis M
Amaurobius fenestralis Gloucs 2
Amaurobius fenestralis Gloucs 2
Amaurobius fenestralis Gloucs 1
Amaurobius fenestralis Gloucs 1
Amaurobius fenestralis RM
Amaurobius fenestralis RM
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