Summary for Bolyphantes luteolus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Bolyphantes luteolus male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Bolyphantes luteolus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2183
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 304
Pre-1992 hectads: 359
Total hectads: 564

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 950m

Species text

The species is widespread in the west and north of Britain, but very scattered and absent from most of lowland and south-eastern England. B. luteolus is a Palaearctic spider widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species inhabits a variety of habitats including grasslands, heathland, moorland and wet flushes (Roberts 1995; Locket & Millidge 1953; Crocker & Daws 1996). In these habitats the spider can be found beneath stones, amongst low vegetation or in bushes such as heather. Adults are mainly found between August and December, occasionally at other times of year.

Common in the north, but scarce in southern England except on high ground.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 887 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 999 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 20 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 644 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 953 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Bolyphantes luteolus female
Bolyphantes luteolus female
Bolyphantes luteolus male
Bolyphantes luteolus male
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