Summary for Collinsia distincta (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Collinsia distincta
Authority: (Simon, 1884)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 202
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 36
Pre-1992 hectads: 42
Total hectads: 72

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Recorded altitude range
2m to 400m

Species text

H. distinctus has a scattered and patchy distribution in Wales, central and northern England. There are few records in Scotland and it is rather curiously, apparently absent from southern England. A Palaearctic species recorded from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Habitat and ecology
H. distinctus occurs in the ground zone in wet habitats including river flood meadows, shingle beds, riverside vegetation and moss. Adults have been recorded between March and December, with a peak in early summer, and possibly again in the autumn.

The species is widespread but rare and there appears to be a long term decline.

None currently known although the drainage of flood meadows and 'tidying up' of river banks might represent a potential threat.

Management and conservation
Avoid unnecessary realignment and tidying up of river courses and disturbance to riverine shingle banks.

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 53 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 44 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 42 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Collinsia distincta

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Collinsia distincta


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