Summary for Bathyphantes nigrinus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Bathyphantes nigrinus male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Bathyphantes nigrinus
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3283
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 503
Pre-1992 hectads: 532
Total hectads: 882

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 590m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain but with few records north of central Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
B. nigrinus mainly occurs in shaded woodland or wooded paths but also damper habitats. It is frequently taken when sweeping lower undergrowth such as dog's-mercury and sometimes in considerable numbers. It can also be found in leaf litter and moss. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly in spring/early summer and the autumn.

Common, but the spider may be rather locally distributed.

Original author of profile: M. Askins

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 1020 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1652 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 56 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 450 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 673 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Bathyphantes nigrinus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Bathyphantes nigrinus


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