Summary for Dicymbium tibiale (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Dicymbium tibiale male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Dicymbium tibiale
Authority: (Blackwall, 1836)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1538
First Record: 1835
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 354
Pre-1992 hectads: 234
Total hectads: 535

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 955m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain, but absent from south-eastern England. It is a Palaearctic species.

Habitat and ecology
D. tibiale occurs under stones, in detritus in swampy areas, in broad-leaved and mixed woodland and on higher ground in more northerly areas (Merrett 1971). Adults have been recorded throughout most of the year, with a peak between late spring and summer.

The spider is more common in the north than the south. Females may have been confused in the past with D. nigrum but males of the two species are distinct.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 600 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 929 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 70 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 427 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 590 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Dicymbium tibiale

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Dicymbium tibiale


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