Summary for Kryptonesticus eremita (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Kryptonesticus eremita female Copyright: Richard Gallon
Name: Kryptonesticus eremita
Authority: (Simon, 1880)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Nesticidae
IUCN status: NA

Records: 2
First Record: 2017
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 1

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Species text


In Britain it is currently known from one population in a mine adit on Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel. It is more widespread on continental Europe.

Habitat and ecology

This species inhabits caves, cellars, sewers and similar dark habitats. The female carries a single egg-sac attached to the spinnerets. On Flat Holm mature males and females with egg-sacs have been observed in August.


A European species expanding its continental range.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon.


Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 2 records with adult season information)


background methodology

no broad habitat data available

no subhabitat data available

no structural habitat data available

no habitat detail or method data available

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K-eremita Female
K-eremita Female
Kryptonesticus eremita male
Kryptonesticus eremita male
Kryptonesticus eremita female
Kryptonesticus eremita female
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