Summary for Liocranoeca striata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Liocranoeca striata
Authority: (Kulczynski, 1882)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Liocranidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 401
First Record: 1944
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 37
Pre-1992 hectads: 29
Total hectads: 55

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 366m

Species text

Apart from records from Kirkcudbrightshire and the Isle of Man, the species is confined to south of a line from the Wash to Cardigan Bay. It is widespread but infrequent in north-western and central Europe, but absent from Scandinavia.

Habitat and ecology
A. striata occurs at ground level in wet places, in wet heathland and bog, in marshes, fens and wet broad-leaved woodland, with no clear preference for any particular type of wet habitat. It is found in a range of coastal habitats including wet grassland and dyke edges but also on dune and shingle. In Essex the species is often found in brackish grassland behind the sea wall. Adults of both sexes are found from May to July with a peak in June. Females have occasionally been recorded until September.

The spider is very local, but may be numerous in some places.

Drainage of bogs, marshes and other wet places.

Management and conservation
Maintain the water table of marshes, fens, etc.

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 194 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 79 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 171 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Liocranoeca striata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Liocranoeca striata


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