Summary for Neottiura bimaculata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Neottiura bimaculata Female Copyright: Nik Nimbus
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Name: Neottiura bimaculata
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1767)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 8103
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 934
Pre-1992 hectads: 500
Total hectads: 1086

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of England, but is apparently very locally distributed in upland areas and the north of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway and Finland.

Habitat and ecology
The webs of this species are found on low vegetation, bushes and sometimes the lower branches of trees in a wide variety of habitats. Females carry their egg-sac attached to their spinners and are often encountered whilst grubbing around in rank grass. Both sexes are mature mainly in early and mid-summer, females occasionally surviving through to the autumn.

Common in southern Britain.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 1551 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2210 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Neottiura bimaculata
Neottiura bimaculata
Neottiura bimaculata epigyne
Neottiura bimaculata epigyne
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Neottiura bimaculata back
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Neottiura bimaculata1
N. bimaculatum
N. bimaculatum
Neotturia bimaculatum female
Neotturia bimaculatum female
Adult male Neottiura bimaculata
Adult male Neottiura bimaculata
Neottiura bimaculata Female 3
Neottiura bimaculata Female 3
Neottiura bimaculata Female 2
Neottiura bimaculata Female 2
Neottiura bimaculata Female
Neottiura bimaculata Female
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