Summary for Cryphoeca silvicola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Cryphoeca silvicola male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Cryphoeca silvicola
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Cybaeidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2345
First Record: 1862
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 399
Pre-1992 hectads: 315
Total hectads: 589

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 992m

Species text

The species is widespread in western and northern Britain, but is absent from East Anglia and south-east England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species is commonly found in leaf litter in woodlands where it may be abundant, and also occurs under bark. In addition C. silvicola inhabits higher ground where the spider may be found under stones on the moors. Adults have been recorded throughout the year but mainly in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.

Common in northern England and Scotland.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 983 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1332 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 44 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 695 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 868 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Cryphoeca silvicola female
Cryphoeca silvicola female
Cryphoeca silvicola male
Cryphoeca silvicola male
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