Summary for Porrhomma pallidum (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Porrhomma pallidum female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Porrhomma pallidum
Authority: Jackson, 1913
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 836
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 117
Pre-1992 hectads: 144
Total hectads: 242

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 1214m

Species text

The species is widespread in Britain, but records are scattered especially in southern England.

Habitat and ecology
A shade-tolerant species of woodland and upland habitats normally found in small webs close to the ground either under stones or within the moss layer. In central Europe, P. pallidum also occurs in meadows and raised bogs (Hänggi et al. 1995). Adults can be found throughout the year in Finland (Huhta 1971) a situation reflected in our own data. P. pallidum is rarely recorded in any numbers, although there is some evidence that the peak activity is likely to fall in late summer (Locket & Millidge 1953; Huhta 1971). Our data suggest a more extended or complex adult period between late spring and the autumn.


Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 316 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 361 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 6 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 316 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 380 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Porrhomma pallidum

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Porrhomma pallidum


Porrhomma pallidum male
Porrhomma pallidum male
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