Summary for Centromerita bicolor (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Centromerita bicolor female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Centromerita bicolor
Authority: (Blackwall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4598
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 668
Pre-1992 hectads: 476
Total hectads: 948

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1214m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in grass, moss and detritus in a wide range of habitats, including grasslands, heathland, bog, hedgerows, wasteland and allotments, but perhaps especially in improved and disturbed grasslands and other places with areas of open ground, often in taller grass than C. concinna. It is scarce on heathland. Adults of both sexes are recorded mainly in the autumn, winter and early spring, females persisting later, occasionally to late summer.


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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1812 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1818 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 115 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1175 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1591 records with habitat detail and method information)

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