Summary for Linyphia hortensis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Linyphia hortensis Copyright: Esmond Brown
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Linyphia hortensis
Authority: Sundevall, 1830
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4223
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 641
Pre-1992 hectads: 467
Total hectads: 872

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in England and Wales, becoming very scattered and patchy in Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found on low vegetation, especially dog's-mercury, mostly but not exclusively in woodland. It is also found in hedgerows and can be swept off low plants in these habitats. Adults of both sexes are found from late spring to mid-summer, females occasionally being recorded until late November.

Fairly common.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 1657 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1885 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 158 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 783 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1017 records with habitat detail and method information)

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