Summary for Kaestneria pullata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Kaestneria pullata
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1863)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3931
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 559
Pre-1992 hectads: 448
Total hectads: 833

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 705m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain, becoming scattered in the north. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
K. pullata is typically associated with wetland habitats such as marshland, reed-beds, alder carr, upland bogs, seeps and drainage ditches where it lives amongst low vegetation. The spider is also found in grasslands and broad-leaved woodland (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly in the summer.

Common in wetland habitats.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 1656 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1406 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 148 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 641 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1160 records with habitat detail and method information)

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