Summary for Centromerus dilutus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Centromerus dilutus female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Centromerus dilutus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1875)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4193
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 500
Pre-1992 hectads: 442
Total hectads: 772

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 800m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is found in Europe and the Faeroes (Holm 1980) and is fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species has been recorded in detritus in broad-leaved, mixed and coniferous woodland, in heathland, moorland and grassland, and at an altitude of 2400' (732 m) in the Snowdonia National Park (Goodier 1970a). Curiously, of the three habitats investigated at Wybunbury Moss, the species was recorded from the Sphagnum lawn but not from the pine and fen woodland, or the wet grassland (Felton & Judd 1997). Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly in autumn, winter and spring, with females until mid-summer.


Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 2036 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1632 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 66 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1206 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1863 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Centromerus dilutus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Centromerus dilutus


Centromerus dilutus male
Centromerus dilutus male
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Centromerus dilutus female
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