Summary for Pelecopsis parallela (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Pelecopsis parallela
Authority: (Wider, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2700
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 421
Pre-1992 hectads: 155
Total hectads: 515

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 890m

Species text

P. parallela is widespread across much of central southern Britain, but much more scattered elsewhere. It is a Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
P. parallela occurs in a variety of habitats including moss, detritus in woods, under stones and, especially, in calcareous and acid grasslands. Crocker & Daws (1996) have also recorded the species in disused quarries, on urban derelict land and in abandoned allotments. Both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, mostly in late spring and mid- to late summer.

Local, but the species may be frequent where it occurs.

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1855 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 622 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 66 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 910 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1464 records with habitat detail and method information)

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