Summary for Lepthyphantes minutus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Lephyphantes minutus female Copyright: Lee Johnson
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Name: Lepthyphantes minutus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3360
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 640
Pre-1992 hectads: 426
Total hectads: 885

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 850m

Species text

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

Habitat and ecology
This is a spider of broad-leaved woodlands. It is frequently found when beating branches of trees, especially near the junction with the trunk where dry leaf litter may gather. It is often common in litter around the bases of trees and can also be found under logs or on walls and occasionally in houses. Adults are mainly recorded in late summer and autumn, occasionally over-wintering to be found in spring and early summer.


Original author of profile: M. Askins

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 1391 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1507 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 90 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 454 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 852 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Lephyphantes minutus female
Lephyphantes minutus female
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