Summary for Collinsia inerrans (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Collinsia inerrans female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Collinsia inerrans
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1885)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1405
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 274
Pre-1992 hectads: 162
Total hectads: 385

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 600m

Species text

The species is widespread in England south of the Humber, but very patchy and scattered further north and in Wales. It is widespread in north-western Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland or Denmark.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in a variety of situations, both damp and dry. It is a frequent aeronaut, and can be collected from fence posts, as well as swept from the ground layer or sieved from litter. It often colonises new habitats such as burnt heathland and arable land. Both sexes have been recorded between February and October, with a peak in summer. Females appear to be found in any month.

Locally frequent, although perhaps generally rather uncommon.

Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

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 544 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 559 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 20 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 206 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 240 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Collinsia inerrans

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Collinsia inerrans


Collinsia inerrans female
Collinsia inerrans female
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