Summary for Oreonetides vaginatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Oreonetides vaginatus
Authority: (Thorell, 1872)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 304
First Record: 1871
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 82
Pre-1992 hectads: 55
Total hectads: 112

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Recorded altitude range
65m to 1219m

Species text

Apart from one doubtful old record from Staffordshire, the species is restricted to North Wales, the north of England and Scotland, where it is widespread on high ground. It is fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found under stones, on mountains and high ground. Adults are found in late summer and autumn (Locket & Millidge 1951).

Very local.

In the longer term, climate change may adversely affect this, and other montane species.

Management and conservation
No management recommendations at present.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 77 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 89 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 56 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 65 records with habitat detail and method information)

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