Summary for Lepthyphantes mengei


National Distribution

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Cryphoeca silvicola Orkney Copyright: Lee Johnson
Name: Tenuiphantes mengei
Authority: Kulczynski, 1887
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae

Records: 1
First Record: 2013
Latest Record: 2013

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

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Recorded altitude range

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain. L. mengei is a Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. mengei is found in undergrowth, grass and moss, on dry heath, moorland and in woodland, and has also been recorded at altitudes up to 3000' (914 m) in Scotland (Cooke 1967; Cooke 1968; Merrett 1971) and, interestingly, at over 6000' (1900 m) in mixed forest in the Pyrenees (Bosmans et al. 1986). In Essex the species is mainly restricted to relict heathland, heathy woodland and old grassland habitats (P.R. Harvey, pers. comm.). It is adult at all seasons of the year, but mainly in the summer.

Not uncommon in suitable habitat.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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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Lepthyphantes mengei(m) in bathroom cleaning a leg
Lepthyphantes mengei(m) in bathroom cleaning a leg
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