Summary for Diplostyla concolor (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Diplostyla concolor female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Diplostyla concolor
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 7905
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 762
Pre-1992 hectads: 617
Total hectads: 1073

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 650m

Species text

The species is widespread in Britain but becoming very scattered and patchy in the west and north.

Habitat and ecology
D. concolor is found in a wide variety of situations, usually at ground level. It can be found in grassland (probably being commonest on calcareous grassland), broad-leaved and mixed woodlands, hedgerows, marsh and waterside vegetation, moss, leaf litter and under ground cover such as stones and is especially common in disturbed situations. It usually occurs in small mixed-sex groups under stones, pieces of wood, rubbish, etc. (J. Daws, pers. comm.). The conditions can range from the relative dryness of chalk downland to the dampness of marshes. Adults of both sexes are commonly recorded throughout the year.


Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 3567 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2957 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 261 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2197 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2487 records with habitat detail and method information)

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