Summary for Oedothorax fuscus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Oedothorax fuscus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 9842
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1121
Pre-1992 hectads: 734
Total hectads: 1442

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 850m

Species text

Oedothorax fuscus is widespread in most of Britain becoming scattered in the north of Scotland. The species is widespread in western and central Europe, and is also known from North Africa, Azores and Russia (Platnick 1998).

Habitat and ecology
A common aeronaut, this linyphiid is typically found in a variety of grassland (including lawns), arable, recently burnt heathland and wetland habitats. At the coast specimens can be found amongst Puccinellia spp. (upper reaches of saltmarshes) and beneath shingle and estuarine driftwood. Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.


Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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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