Summary for Collinsia holmgreni (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Collinsia holmgreni
Authority: (Thorell, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 57
First Record: 1922
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 14
Pre-1992 hectads: 13
Total hectads: 22

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Recorded altitude range
740m to 1309m

Species text

The species is restricted to the Highlands of Scotland. It is a boreal species, which is widespread in the arctic.

Habitat and ecology
H. holmgreni occurs among short heather and grass, and under stones, on mountains, mainly above 900 m, but down to 500 m in the far north. Adults are found from May to September.

The spider is common in some localities, but rather local.

In some areas recreational pressure associated with skiing may be a threat but in the longer term, climate change may adversely affect this, together with other arctic-alpine species.

Management and conservation
Ensure that mountain tops where the species occurs are protected from excessive trampling.

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 13 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 10 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 6 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 11 records with habitat detail and method information)

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