Summary for Poeciloneta variegata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Poeciloneta variegata female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Poeciloneta variegata
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2051
First Record: 1837
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 403
Pre-1992 hectads: 432
Total hectads: 719

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 950m

Species text

This species is especially widespread in Wales and northern England, more scattered elsewhere. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This linyphiid is found in a variety of open habitats. In the lowlands it is typically found in gorse bushes, but can also be found beneath stones in grasslands, heathlands and abandoned quarries. In upland regions, including mountain summits, the spider lives beneath stones or amongst grasses and rushes, sometimes near damp habitats. Adults of both sexes are most common in early summer, but have been recorded throughout the year.


Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 697 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 964 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 61 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 410 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 481 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Poeciloneta variegata female
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