Summary for Linyphia triangularis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Linyphia triangularis pair Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Linyphia triangularis
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 9584
First Record: 1800
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1155
Pre-1992 hectads: 851
Total hectads: 1485

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain, but scattered in northern Scotland and some other areas. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider is commonly found on lower bushes and vegetation in a range of habitats including gardens. It spins a very noticeable horizontal sheet web and awaits the arrival of prey in an upside down position on the under side of the web. The species is adult in late summer and autumn.


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 2851 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 4176 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 376 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1623 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2131 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Linyphia triangularis (subadult male)
Linyphia triangularis (subadult male)
Linyphia triangularis (female)
Linyphia triangularis (female)
Linyphia triangularis on Web
Linyphia triangularis on Web
Linyphia triangularis
Linyphia triangularis
Linyphia triangularis pair
Linyphia triangularis pair
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