Summary for Pachygnatha clercki (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Pachygnatha clercki
Authority: Sundevall, 1823
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 10572
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1159
Pre-1992 hectads: 786
Total hectads: 1481

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain, becoming scattered in northern England and northern Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
P. clercki occurs in damper habitats than the other two members of the genus, in places such as bogs or marshes and the edges of ponds, rivers and streams, where it can be found in low vegetation by grubbing or sweeping. Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly from early to mid-summer and in the autumn.

More local and less common than P. degeeri, but frequent in wet habitats.

Original author of profile: M. Askins

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 3574 records with adult season information)


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Broad subhabitat Data (based on 288 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1803 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2464 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Pachygnatha clercki Male
Pachygnatha clercki Male
Pachygnatha clercki 2
Pachygnatha clercki 2
Pachygnatha clercki
Pachygnatha clercki
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