Summary for Araniella displicata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Araniella displicata Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Araniella displicata
Authority: (Hentz, 1847)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
National Rarity status: NR
IUCN status: NT, criteria: B2a

Records: 60
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 13
Pre-1992 hectads: 11
Total hectads: 22

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Recorded altitude range
60m to 85m

Species text

In Britain, A. displicata is confined to south-east England, restricted to a few sites. However the habitat in which it has been found is much more widespread. It is widespread but generally rare in northern Europe and has not been recorded from Ireland or Denmark.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is typically found on pine trees, often in association with heather. Adults have been recorded from March to June.

Rarely found.

Possibly the loss of scots pines on or near heathland.

Management and conservation
Ensure pines are retained in association with heathland.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 21 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 4 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 7 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Araniella displicata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Araniella displicata


Araniella displicata subadult male
Araniella displicata subadult male
Araniella displicata
Araniella displicata
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