Summary for Araeoncus humilis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Araeoncus humilis male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Araeoncus humilis
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 821
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 169
Pre-1992 hectads: 179
Total hectads: 319

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy Distribution: in much of England and Wales, and is scattered in Scotland. It is widespread in most of western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A. humilis is a frequent aeronaut found in a variety of habitats including moss, grass, straw and litter. It is sometimes found in coastal seaweed litter and in the filter beds of sewage works. Adults occur at all seasons.

Fairly common.

Original author of profile: I.M. Howe

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 353 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 324 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 19 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 190 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 290 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Araeoncus humilis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Araeoncus humilis


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