Summary for Improphantes complicatus (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Improphantes complicatus
Authority: (Emerton, 1882)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NR
IUCN status: NT, criteria: B2a

Records: 50
First Record: 1913
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 11
Pre-1992 hectads: 12
Total hectads: 19

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Recorded altitude range
10m to 1214m

Species text

The species is restricted to the Highlands of Scotland. It is a boreo-alpine species in Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. complicatus occurs on mountains, under stones etc., usually above 900 m. Adults are found from June to August.

The spider is widespread on Scottish mountains, but local and never numerous.

Original author of profile: P. Merrett

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 17 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 17 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 10 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 15 records with habitat detail and method information)

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