Summary for Macrargus carpenteri (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Macrargus carpenteri
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1894)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 64
First Record: 1894
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 18
Pre-1992 hectads: 14
Total hectads: 31

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Recorded altitude range
125m to 801m

Species text

The spider is restricted to the north of England and Scotland. A northern European species not recorded from Ireland.

Habitat and ecology
It occurs on high moorland, among grass or short heather, or under stones. The spider is adult from autumn to spring.

The species has been recorded from few sites scattered over a wide area of apparently suitable habitat, which might indicate that it could be more common than present records indicate, but it has not been found in many well-worked localities and appears to be very local.

Possibly afforestation at some sites.

Management and conservation
Maintain open moorland.

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 20 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 21 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 14 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 13 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Macrargus carpenteri

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Macrargus carpenteri


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