Summary for Maro minutus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Maro minutus female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Maro minutus
Authority: O.P.-Cambridge, 1906
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1078
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 23
Pre-1992 hectads: 50
Total hectads: 72

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
10m to 550m

Species text

The species is widespread but scattered in parts of Wales, northern England and Scotland, with few records elsewhere. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found under stones, in moss, pine needles and detritus, possibly mostly in northern and upland areas. It is adult in autumn, winter and spring.

Although this species' minute size and pale coloration may mean that it has been significantly under-recorded, there appears to have been a major decline.

Threats are unknown.

Management and conservation
Not enough is known about the species to make specific recommendations, so management should aim to provide a continuity of the existing habitat mosaic.

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 938 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 58 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 752 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 952 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Maro minutus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Maro minutus


Maro minutus male
Maro minutus male
Maro minutus female
Maro minutus female
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