Summary for Pelecopsis susannae (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Pelecopsis susannae m Copyright: Matt Prince
Identification difficulty rating: 5
Name: Pelecopsis susannae
Authority: (Simon, 1914)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: NA

Records: 16
First Record: 2016
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 1

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Recorded altitude range
32m to 33m

Species text

A single male of this species was found in December 2016 in a park on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey in Devon. Two more males and a female were found in January and then another male in October 2017, all from the same set of poplars. In Europe the species has been recorded from France, Spain and Portugal.

Habitat and ecology
So far in Britain the spider has only been found in winter, on the vertical trunks of a small set of moss and lichen clad poplars in open parkland next to a stream. Males have been observed making a small web in moss in captivity. In Europe the spider is thought to favour open habitats and is known to be winter active.

Introduced. Appears to be established.

Original author of profile: Matt Prince  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 15 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 9 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 8 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 15 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Pelecopsis susannae

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Pelecopsis susannae


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