Summary for Metopobactrus prominulus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Metopobactrus prominulus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1672
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 272
Pre-1992 hectads: 227
Total hectads: 432

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

M. prominulus is widespread in Wales, but otherwise has a patchy and very scattered Distribution: across Britain. A Holarctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Although the species occurs in a wide variety of habitats, such as moss undergrowth, straw etc., it is more often found on chalk grassland, ascending to 350 m on limestone grassland in Mid-west Yorkshire. Adults occur in spring, summer and autumn, with a peak in early to mid-summer and again in the autumn.

Generally infrequent but the spider may be locally common.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 439 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 679 records with habitat detail and method information)

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