Summary for Hahnia pusilla (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Hahnia pusilla female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hahnia pusilla
Authority: C.L.Koch, 1841
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Hahniidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 270
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 43
Pre-1992 hectads: 57
Total hectads: 90

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in a band from Wales to Yorkshire and in south-central and south-eastern England, with older records up to 1983 from the south-west of Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The sheet webs of this spider may be found in low vegetation, in leaf litter and under stones, usually in sites with high humidity. It has occasionally been found on heathland. Adults have been recorded in the autumn through the winter and spring to early summer.

Generally a very uncommon species.

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 76 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 85 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 49 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 78 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hahnia pusilla

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hahnia pusilla


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