Summary for Panamomops sulcifrons (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Panamomops sulcifrons
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 652
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 129
Pre-1992 hectads: 58
Total hectads: 166

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 230m

Species text

Widespread in central and southern England but absent in the south-west and very scattered in the north and parts of the east and south. Absent from Ireland and Scandinavia, but otherwise widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Roberts (1985) suggests that P. sulcifrons has a preference for calcareous grassland, and Crocker & Daws (1996) add flood meadows, drier hay meadows and quarries. In Essex the species has been found in woodland edge habitat, flood and tidal debris, landslip, unimproved meadows, Thames Terrace grasslands and grazing marsh grassland. It has also been found in calcareous arable land (M. Shardlow, pers. comm.). Adults may occasionally be found in any month of the year, but there is a large peak of records in late spring and early summer.

Local and usually infrequent.

Threats are likely to include loss of open habitats to seral succession and agricultural improvement of grasslands.

Management and conservation
Rotational management or low level grazing is probably necessary at many sites to maintain structural diversity and prevent seral succession.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 308 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 213 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 12 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 149 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 235 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Panamomops sulcifrons

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Panamomops sulcifrons


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