Summary for Gongylidiellum latebricola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Gongylidiellum latebricola male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Gongylidiellum latebricola
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 477
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 73
Pre-1992 hectads: 68
Total hectads: 130

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Recorded altitude range
2m to 600m

Species text

The species is widespread in parts of Britain, but absent from many areas. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
G. latebricola is found in moss, grass and leaf litter, generally in damp situations in woodland, grasslands, raised bog and lowland Sphagnum bog. Adults have been recorded between February and November, with a peak of both sexes from early to mid-summer.

A generally uncommon spider that has shown a significant decline in the past 20 years.

No specific threats are currently identified.

Management and conservation
Management at sites known to support this species should retain the variety of vegetative and structural habitats 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 194 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 199 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 5 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 135 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 194 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Gongylidiellum latebricola female
Gongylidiellum latebricola female
Gongylidiellum latebricola male
Gongylidiellum latebricola male
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