Summary for Mecynargus morulus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Mecynargus morulus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1873)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 327
First Record: 1896
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 61
Pre-1992 hectads: 54
Total hectads: 104

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
35m to 1214m

Species text

This is a spider of high ground in Britain, and has been recorded from Wales, northern England and Scotland. It has been recorded from Ireland, Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Habitat and ecology
Found among grass and moss and under stones on high ground and mountain tops (Locket & Millidge 1953). Adults have been found from spring and summer until October, with a peak in July.

Locally rare.

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

 Account last edited by Mark Yeates at 20:18 on Thu 13th May 2010.

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 175 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 52 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 102 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 150 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Mecynargus morulus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Mecynargus morulus


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