Summary for Palliduphantes pallidus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Palliduphantes pallidus male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Palliduphantes pallidus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2883
First Record: 1879
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 466
Pre-1992 hectads: 398
Total hectads: 746

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1125m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. pallidus has been recorded from a wide variety of habitats including short grassland, under stones, in moss and litter, on urban derelict land, in cavities inside hollow trees and on dune systems. It may often occur under stones on mountains as high as 3000' (914 m) (Cooke 1967). Adults of both sexes have been found throughout the year, with the highest numbers from early to mid-summer.

Common, but generally infrequent.

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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 1065 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1189 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 52 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 721 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 925 records with habitat detail and method information)

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