Summary for Ceratinella brevipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Ceratinella brevipes female Copyright: Esmond Brown
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Name: Ceratinella brevipes
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5695
First Record: 1872
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 783
Pre-1992 hectads: 579
Total hectads: 1133

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 980m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in a variety of situations. In Leicestershire, it was found most frequently in pitfall traps in wet woodland, sphagnum and leaf litter (Crocker & Daws 1996), as well as in limestone grassland, rough grassland, hay meadows, marshy ground and reed-beds, and by sweeping cross-leaved heath. Adults have been recorded almost year-round, but most frequently from late spring to mid-summer.


Original author of profile: J.M. Newton

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 2984 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2076 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 128 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1853 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2956 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Ceratinella brevipes

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Ceratinella brevipes


Ceratinella brevipes female
Ceratinella brevipes female
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