Summary for Jacksonella falconeri (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Jacksonella falconeri
Authority: (Jackson, 1908)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 203
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 25
Pre-1992 hectads: 63
Total hectads: 83

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 890m

Species text

The species has a patchy and scattered distribution in Britain, but is absent from large areas. It has been recorded from most of the countries in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
In southern England J. falconeri is found in open, stony areas on heathland and in the top layers of soil. It has also been found on calcareous grassland, in pine needles and under stones. Adults occur in spring and autumn.

The species appears to be uncommon and to have shown a steep decline in the past 20 years. However it is so small that it is unlikely to be caught except in pitfall traps, and even then it is hard to spot.

Loss of heathland and calacreous grassland to agricultural and urban development. Scrubbing over of heathland and calcareous grassland.

Management and conservation
Prevent loss of heathland and calcareous grassland. Ensure that scrub invasion in these habitats is controlled.

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 27 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 115 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 23 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 37 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Jacksonella falconeri

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Jacksonella falconeri


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