Summary for Drassyllus lutetianus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Drassyllus lutetianus
Authority: (L.Koch, 1866)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Gnaphosidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 145
First Record: 1925
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 29
Pre-1992 hectads: 17
Total hectads: 43

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 160m

Species text

The species has been recorded from rather few, mostly coastal, sites in widely scattered counties in England and Wales. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species occurs among detritus in marshes, on sand dunes, among stones and in wet tide litter on the sea shore. There are a few records from marshy sites inland. Adults have been found between April and June.

Recorded from 12 hectads since 1992, with little evidence of decline, although most records have involved few individuals.

The drainage of marshes, and possibly public pressure at some coastal sites.

Management and conservation
Maintain the water table in marshes, and retain wet tide litter on sea shore.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 48 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 34 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 41 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 38 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Drassyllus lutetianus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Drassyllus lutetianus


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