Summary for Neriene peltata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Neriene peltata female in shady woodland Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Neriene peltata
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 6896
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 979
Pre-1992 hectads: 634
Total hectads: 1256

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain, but scattered in some areas. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Another inhabitant of low vegetation and bushes, the spider occurs in woodland, scrub and hedgerows, generally at higher levels in the vegetation than other common species of Neriene. It can be frequent on conifers in parkland (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Both sexes are found in early summer, occasionally persisting later.


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 2670 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 3342 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 228 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1380 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1703 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Neriene peltata


Neriene peltata male
Neriene peltata male
Neriene peltata female in shady woodland
Neriene peltata female in shady woodland
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