Summary for Pocadicnemis juncea (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Pocadicnemis juncea female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Pocadicnemis juncea
Authority: Locket & Millidge, 1953
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5036
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 635
Pre-1992 hectads: 280
Total hectads: 756

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in England as far north as Yorkshire, but is very scattered in Wales, northern England and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.

Habitat and ecology
P. juncea occurs at ground level amongst vegetation in various open habitats such as grasslands, roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland clearings, sea walls, dunes, old quarries, allotments and waste ground, as well as in wet places such as dyke edges, fens, carr and marshes. Both sexes are mainly found between May and July with a few later records, females even occasionally persisting until November.

Common in the south. Females of P. juncea may sometimes be incorrectly identified as P. pumila, and this makes it more difficult to assess the ecological differences between the two species.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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 2786 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1677 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 214 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1418 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1813 records with habitat detail and method information)

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