Summary for Lophomma punctatum (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Lophomma punctatum female Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Lophomma punctatum
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4558
First Record: 1838
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 720
Pre-1992 hectads: 454
Total hectads: 990

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. This is a northern Palaearctic species (Platnick 1998), widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. punctatum is found amongst litter and low vegetation in a wide variety of wetland habitats, from brackish Phragmites communis beds at the coast, to upland blanket bogs. It has also been recorded from alder carr woodland (Crocker & Daws 1996). Mature specimens of both sexes are present throughout the year with peaks in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.

Local but often frequent in wetland habitats.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 2173 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1396 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 81 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 740 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1332 records with habitat detail and method information)

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