Summary for Hypomma cornutum (Araneae)

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Name: Hypomma cornutum
Authority: (Blackwall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1988
First Record: 1833
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 423
Pre-1992 hectads: 193
Total hectads: 527

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in central southern England becoming more localised and scattered elsewhere, and absent from the north of Scotland. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in western and central Europe, but only occurs in the very south of Norway (map in Aakra & Hauge (2000)).

Habitat and ecology
H. cornutum occurs mainly in woodland, on bushes, trees and herbaceous vegetation. In Leicestershire the species is abundant on evergreen trees and shrubs in churchyards, urban parks and parkland type habitats (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Adults are mostly found from early to mid-summer, both sexes occasionally occurring later.

Common and locally frequent in the south, much more local in the north.

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 961 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 600 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 96 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 403 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 501 records with habitat detail and method information)

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