Summary for Centromerus capucinus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Centromerus capucinus
Authority: (Simon, 1884)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NR
IUCN status: NT, criteria: B2a

Records: 72
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 9
Pre-1992 hectads: 9
Total hectads: 15

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 113m

Species text

Since the first specimen was captured in Wytham Wood, Oxford in 1952, the species has been found in a small number of sites in south-eastern England. It has also been recorded from France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Russia. There was some early confusion with C. incultus, now known as C. semiater.

Habitat and ecology
The preferred habitat of this species is the litter layer of broad-leaved woodland, although it has been found in other habitats including arable fields, sandy grassland, grazing marsh grassland and under-cliffs. In common with other species in the genus it is probably a winter-active species in Britain. Males have occurred between December and June.

Occurring in eight 10-km squares since 1992

Loss of broad-leaved woodland to forestry and agriculture.

Management and conservation
Ensure broad-leaved woodland is protected from agricultural and forestry development.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 16 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 19 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 16 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Centromerus capucinus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Centromerus capucinus


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