Summary for Larinioides patagiatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Larinioides patagiatus female Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Larinioides patagiatus
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Araneidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 282
First Record: 1899
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 59
Pre-1992 hectads: 55
Total hectads: 100

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 350m

Species text

The species is widely scattered in Britain and only widespread in south-eastern England north of the Thames. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider spins its orb webs on shrubs and trees, sometimes producing the silken retreat under loose bark. Although it may be found with the other Larinioides species, it is not so closely associated with waterside habitats and is often found in much drier sites. Both sexes are adult in the summer until September.

Uncommon but sometimes locally frequent.

None known at present.

Management and conservation
Scrub and hedgerow management should be undertaken on a rotational basis with areas left undisturbed.

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 123 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 75 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 20 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 73 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 79 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Larinioides patagiatus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Larinioides patagiatus


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Larinioides patagiatus female
Larinioides patagiatus female
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