Summary for Piniphantes pinicola (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Piniphantes pinicola
Authority: Simon, 1884
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NR
IUCN status: LC

Records: 103
First Record: 1912
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 14
Pre-1992 hectads: 24
Total hectads: 32

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Recorded altitude range
10m to 950m

Species text

The species is widespread but scattered over northern England, Wales and Scotland. It is an alpine species in Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. pinicola occurs on high ground, often among loose stones. It is adult in summer and autumn.

The spider is very local and never numerous.

Original author of profile: P. Merrett

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 45 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 29 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 24 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 23 records with habitat detail and method information)

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