Summary for Neriene montana (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Neriene montana Female Copyright: Nik Nimbus
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Name: Neriene montana
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3709
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 590
Pre-1992 hectads: 525
Total hectads: 906

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of England from Yorkshire southwards, but scattered and patchy in the south-west, Wales and north of Britain, and absent from northern Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species is found on low vegetation and bushes, mostly in woodland, but also in churchyards and other shady places. It over-winters in dry litter, including accumulations in brushwood on the side of tree trunks, in leaf litter and under dead wood. Adults of both sexes are found in late spring and early summer with females occasionally persisting until late summer. Adults of both sexes are sometimes recorded at other times of year.


Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 1068 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1699 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 101 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 480 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 696 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Neriene montana on isle of Raasay in polytunnel
Neriene montana on isle of Raasay in polytunnel
Neriene montana Male
Neriene montana Male
Neriene montana Female
Neriene montana Female
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