Summary for Dismodicus bifrons (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Dismodicus bifrons male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Dismodicus bifrons
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 6303
First Record: 1838
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 935
Pre-1992 hectads: 673
Total hectads: 1277

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
An actively ballooning spider particularly abundant in grasslands, fens and scrub. D. bifrons spins a small sheet web and is frequently found between the upper strata of field layer vegetation and the ground zone where it can be found amongst litter. Adult males have been recorded from April to August with a peak in May and June. Adult females have been recorded from April to October with peak numbers between May and July. Activity is likely to peak in June and July, when egg laying is likely to take place (Bell 1999).


Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 2850 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2717 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 294 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1536 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1920 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Dismodicus bifrons Gloucs
Dismodicus bifrons Gloucs
Dismodicus bifrons female
Dismodicus bifrons female
Dismodicus bifrons male
Dismodicus bifrons male
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