Summary for Palliduphantes ericaeus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Palliduphantes ericaeus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1853)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 10376
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 1047
Pre-1992 hectads: 850
Total hectads: 1475

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1214m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Generally found at or close to ground level amongst plant stems in heather and grasses. It occurs in damp grassland such as in marshes and around ponds, coarse grassland, chalk downland, heathland, as well as in the litter of broad-leaved and mixed woodlands. Essentially a ground zone species probably requiring fairly humid conditions for it has also been found in sewage filter beds. Adults are found throughout the year, mostly between late spring and autumn.


Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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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Adult Season Data (based on 5098 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 3866 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 190 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 3174 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 4242 records with habitat detail and method information)

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