Summary for Micrargus herbigradus sens. str. (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Micrargus herbigradus sens. str.
Authority: (Blackwall, 1854)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 6113
First Record: 1882
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 711
Pre-1992 hectads: 598
Total hectads: 1035

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Recorded altitude range
1m to 950m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain, but apparently very scattered or absent some areas. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
M. herbigradus is usually found in moss, leaf litter and detritus in woods. In Leicestershire and Essex (P.R. Harvey, pers. comm.) it has been recorded in other habitats such as grassland, heathland, marshes and bogs, and derelict industrial sites. It is adult at all seasons of the year with a peak from late spring to mid-summer.


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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 2567 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2155 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 172 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1540 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2202 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Micrargus herbigradus sens. str.

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Micrargus herbigradus sens. str.


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