Summary for Gongylidium rufipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Gongylidium rufipes Copyright: Evan Jones
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Gongylidium rufipes
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5254
First Record: 1860
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 732
Pre-1992 hectads: 568
Total hectads: 1028

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain except the extreme north. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
G. rufipes occurs mainly in undergrowth and on bushes and trees in woodland but also in damp and wet situations and in a wide variety of other habitats. Adults occur mostly from early to mid-summer, with occasional adults recorded throughout the year.


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 2176 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2257 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 249 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1098 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1277 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Gongylidium rufipes

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Gongylidium rufipes male
Gongylidium rufipes male
Gongylidium rufipes
Gongylidium rufipes
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