Summary for Gongylidiellum vivum (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Gongylidiellum vivum male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Gongylidiellum vivum
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1875)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4204
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 615
Pre-1992 hectads: 444
Total hectads: 892

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 955m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in most of northern Europe.

Habitat and ecology
G. vivum is found in moss, grass and leaf litter, often in damp situations. Rushton et al. (1987) showed that it has a preference for undisturbed, well-vegetated grassland sites. It is a frequent aeronaut. Merrett (1969) found that on heathland in Dorset, males were active from March to July and again from October to late December orearly January. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, with a peak in 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 1887 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1416 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 87 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1296 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1665 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Gongylidiellum vivum

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Gongylidiellum vivum


Gongylidiellum vivum female
Gongylidiellum vivum female
Gongylidiellum vivum male
Gongylidiellum vivum male
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