Summary for Oryphantes angulatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Lepthyphantes angulatus male Copyright: Lars Bruun
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Oryphantes angulatus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1881)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 601
First Record: 1870
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 73
Pre-1992 hectads: 53
Total hectads: 110

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 950m

Species text

The species is widespread on high ground in North Wales, northern England and Scotland. It is widespread in Scandinavia and northern Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is usually found on high ground. Adults occur in late summer, autumn and winter (Locket & Millidge 1951).

Local and uncommon.

Original author of profile: P. Merrett (1990)

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 362 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 398 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 5 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 314 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 272 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Oryphantes angulatus


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