Summary for Brigittea latens (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Dictyna latens Copyright: Lars Bruun
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Brigittea latens
Authority: (Fabricius, 1775)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Dictynidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2957
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 349
Pre-1992 hectads: 135
Total hectads: 402

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species has a widespread but generally patchy and scattered Distribution: in the southern half of Britain as far north as south-west Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but rare in the north.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in heathland, rough grassland, old sand and gravel pits and well-established unmanaged ruderal vegetation. It is especially frequent on heather, gorse and other scrub in heathy places. Adults are found in summer, maturing a little later than D. arundinacea and D. uncinata.

The spider is generally uncommon, becoming very rare in the north.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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 1814 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1071 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 124 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1077 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1263 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Brigittea latens

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Brigittea latens


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