Summary for Entelecara flavipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Entelecara flavipes
Authority: (Blackwall, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 350
First Record: 1840
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 91
Pre-1992 hectads: 38
Total hectads: 118

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Recorded altitude range
4m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in southern England, but otherwise has a very scattered distribution in Britain, with only a few older records from northern England and Scotland. It is fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe, but in Scandinavia apparently recorded only from Norway.

Habitat and ecology
Calcareous grassland and woodland. E. flavipes is mainly found on calcareous grassland and by beating bushes and vegetation in woodland. It is adult in the summer, our data indicating a peak in June.

Recorded from 48 hectads since 1992 and increasing, though uncommon and local.

Loss of calcareous grassland to intensive agriculture remains a threat, although a declining one, in some areas.

Management and conservation
Ensure unimproved calcareous grassland is not converted to intensive agricultural use.

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 205 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 119 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 10 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 95 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 119 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Entelecara flavipes

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Entelecara flavipes


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