Summary for Hahnia nava (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Hahnia nava female Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Hahnia nava
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Hahniidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3008
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 405
Pre-1992 hectads: 187
Total hectads: 512

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain, but more scattered in the west and north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This species produces sheet webs in moss and other low vegetation and amongst stones or in soil crevices. It is usually found away from woodland in more open habitats including heathland, grassland, sand dunes, waste ground, quarries and coastal shingle. Adults are found mainly from late spring to mid-summer.


Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 1863 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 770 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 63 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1221 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1552 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hahnia nava

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hahnia nava


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