Summary for Araneus sturmi (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Araneus sturmi Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Araneus sturmi
Authority: (Hahn, 1831)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 619
First Record: 1899
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 182
Pre-1992 hectads: 90
Total hectads: 241

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species has a scattered Distribution: in Britain as far north as central Scotland, but is absent from some large areas of the country. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but the species has not been recorded from Ireland.

Habitat and ecology
The orb webs of this spider are most often found on evergreen trees and shrubs in scrub or old woodland. In Leicestershire the species has been collected from yew and other evergreens in urban and suburban churchyards and parks (J. Daws, pers. comm.). The adults are found mainly in May and June with some females surviving through to late summer.

Generally uncommon but the spider may be present in large numbers where it is found.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 231 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 211 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 12 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 126 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 127 records with habitat detail and method information)

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