Summary for Philodromus collinus (Araneae)

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Philodromus collinus Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Philodromus collinus
Authority: C.L.Koch, 1835
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Philodromidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 512
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 145
Pre-1992 hectads: 34
Total hectads: 169

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Recorded altitude range
2m to 500m

Species text

The species is restricted to southern and eastern England north to Yorkshire. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is mainly found on the branches of pine trees, also on yew and Douglas fir. It has been found on broad-leaved trees in mixed woodland and coniferised ancient woodland sites, and is frequent on pine in heathland areas in Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey and Hampshire. It has also been found by beating yews and other evergreen trees and bushes in urban parks, churchyards and suburban cemeteries in Leicestershire. Adults of both sexes have been found from May to July.

The spider is uncommon but it may be frequent where it occurs.

The association with coniferous trees in woodland and on heathland in southern England suggests the species might decline with improved heathland management to control pine invasion and with the reversion of coniferised woods in southern England to broad-leaved woodland.

Management and conservation
When coniferised woods are harvested and reversion to broad-leaved woodland takes place, some mature coniferous trees should be retained at the edge of clearings or rides.

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 258 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 146 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 28 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 102 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 128 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Philodromus collinus


Philodromus collinus (female)
Philodromus collinus (female)
Philodromus collinus female
Philodromus collinus female
Philodromus collinus
Philodromus collinus
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