Summary for Erigonella hiemalis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Erigonella hiemalis female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Erigonella hiemalis
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2663
First Record: 1836
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 529
Pre-1992 hectads: 343
Total hectads: 769

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout much of Britain. A Palaearctic species, widespread in most of north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
E. hiemalis has been recorded in a variety of habitats, including damp marshy areas, grass and leaf litter, and by sweeping the field layer in woodland. Adults have been recorded throughout the year with a main peak in spring and early summer.


Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 1267 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1198 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 111 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 786 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1166 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Erigonella hiemalis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Erigonella hiemalis


Erigonella hiemalis male
Erigonella hiemalis male
Erigonella hiemalis female
Erigonella hiemalis female
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