Summary for Hypselistes jacksoni (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Male Copyright: Lars Bruun
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hypselistes jacksoni
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1902)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 1290
First Record: 1800
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 183
Pre-1992 hectads: 132
Total hectads: 269

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Recorded altitude range
1m to 700m

Species text

H. jacksoni is widely distributed from the south-west, through Wales into northern England, becoming much more scattered as far north as Orkney. In southern central England the species is restricted to heathland areas. A Holarctic species, widespread in north-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
H. jacksoni is nearly always found in wet or marshy areas, in bogs and heathland. Adults of both sexes have been found in autumn, winter and spring, females also in the summer.

The species is uncommon but it can be frequent in damp heathy areas and bogs in southern England. An apparent decline needs more information to evaluate.

Drainage of wetlands for forestry and agriculture represents a potential threat to this species.

Management and conservation
Ensure the water table in wetland sites is maintained.

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 725 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 490 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 78 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 369 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 707 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Hypselistes jacksoni

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Hypselistes jacksoni


Hypselistes jacksoni female
Hypselistes jacksoni female
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