Summary for Micrargus subaequalis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Micrargus subaequalis male Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Micrargus subaequalis
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1294
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 290
Pre-1992 hectads: 148
Total hectads: 391

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 280m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of England, but more scattered in the west and north as far as central Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Usually found in the ground zone and field layer in a variety of grasslands, whether managed or not, particularly chalk downland. Also found in gardens amongst grass and on low plants as well as in damp places such as marshland grass, woodland leaf litter and detritus. There is a peak of adults in mid-summer.

Locally common.

Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 577 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 415 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 29 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 338 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 441 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Micrargus subaequalis

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Micrargus subaequalis


Micrargus subaequalis male
Micrargus subaequalis male
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