Summary for Minyriolus pusillus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Minyriolus pusillus male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Minyriolus pusillus
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2054
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 331
Pre-1992 hectads: 177
Total hectads: 445

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 674m

Species text

The species is widespread in central eastern Scotland, but scattered elsewhere in Britain. It appears to be absent from some well-recorded southern areas such as Essex. Smith (1982) suggests it is restricted to higher ground in Yorkshire. A Palaearctic species, it is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Regarded by Merrett (1977) as mainly a species of both broad-leaved and coniferous woodland, but it may also be found in moss and grass in more open areas. Adults may be found throughout most of the year. Our limited phenology data suggest a peak in early summer.

Local. The spider is probably much commoner in the north but is rare or absent from many parts of England.

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 1463 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 732 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 36 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 910 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1386 records with habitat detail and method information)

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