Summary for Mermessus maculatus (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 5
Name: Mermessus maculatus
Authority: (Banks, 1892)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1
First Record: 2007
Latest Record: 2007

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 1

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A single male of this species was found in a house in London in 2007. The species is widespread in Eastern North America and central America as far South as Guatemala. The only other European specimen had been introduced to a botanical garden in Switzerland. It appears to be a casual introduction to Britain as no further specimens have been found.

Habitat and ecology
This species of North American origin has not been found outside buildings in Europe and nothing is known of its habitat or ecology in Britain.

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