Summary for Entelecara errata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Entelecara errata female in web on top of boulder Copyright: Evan Jones
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Entelecara errata
Authority: O.P.-Cambridge, 1913
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 144
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 53
Pre-1992 hectads: 28
Total hectads: 74

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Recorded altitude range
9m to 1030m

Species text

The spider occurs on high ground in North Wales, northern England and Scotland, where it is fairly widespread on mountains. Records from East Anglia in the Provisional Atlas are in error for E. omissa. lt is widespread in northern and western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Mountains. E. errata occurs under stones on high ground. It is adult from May to July.

Recorded from 35 hectads since 1992, with no evidence of decline.

No immediate threats are noted but in the longer term, climate change may effect the survival of this and other montane species.

Management and conservation
No management recommendations at present.

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 51 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 40 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 31 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 33 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Entelecara errata


Entelecara errata female in web on top of boulder
Entelecara errata female in web on top of boulder
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