Summary for Pachygnatha degeeri (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Pachygnatha degeeri
Authority: Sundevall, 1830
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 17692
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1372
Pre-1992 hectads: 888
Total hectads: 1683

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Recorded altitude range
-4m to 750m

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. degeeri is by far the commonest species of the genus and can be found in low vegetation by grubbing or sweeping. It occurs in a wide range of habitats from woodland clearings and path-sides to grassland, quarries and even household detritus. The common factor appears to be that this spider is found in more humid microhabitats. For example on grassland they are often near or in crevices in the ground or in tussocks. Adults can be found throughout the year, mainly in the summer.

Very common.

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

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5240 records with structural habitat information)

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