Summary for Bathyphantes approximatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Bathyphantes approximatus Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Bathyphantes approximatus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4255
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 609
Pre-1992 hectads: 450
Total hectads: 865

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 500m

Species text

The species is widespread in Britain, but very scattered. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This linyphiid spider can be found amongst moss and ground vegetation with a particular affinity to damp habitats including those within woodland. Examples include wet meadows, sedge and Phragmites marshes, ditches and alder or willow carr. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly in early summer and autumn.

Local, but the spider may be numerous in wet habitats.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 1856 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1321 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 106 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 483 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 933 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Bathyphantes approximatus

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Bathyphantes approximatus female
Bathyphantes approximatus female
Bathyphantes approximatus
Bathyphantes approximatus
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