Summary for Diplocephalus latifrons (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Diplocephalus latifrons female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Diplocephalus latifrons
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1863)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3889
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 540
Pre-1992 hectads: 475
Total hectads: 840

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout much of Britain, but very scattered or absent in some areas. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in woodland, in almost any habitat in the ground zone, including bare ground, but especially in litter. It has been swept from field and shrub layers. Both sexes can be found at any time of year with peaks from spring to mid-summer and possibly also in the autumn.


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 1676 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1683 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 117 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1084 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1400 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Diplocephalus latifrons

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Diplocephalus latifrons


Diplocephalus latifrons female
Diplocephalus latifrons female
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