Summary for Porrhomma pygmaeum (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Porrhomma pygmaeum female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Porrhomma pygmaeum
Authority: (Blackwall, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5035
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 727
Pre-1992 hectads: 476
Total hectads: 981

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1140m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of England, Wales and the east of Scotland, scattered elsewhere. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The main habitat for this species is in damp marshy places. However it is a common aeronaut and can be found in many habitats at all levels, from woodland leaf litter, through grassland of many types, and upwards into shrub and canopy layers. Adults of both sexes can be found at any time of year, with a peak in spring and early summer.


Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

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 2493 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1964 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 162 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1017 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1476 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Porrhomma pygmaeum


Porrhomma pygmaeum male
Porrhomma pygmaeum male
Porrhomma pygmaeum female
Porrhomma pygmaeum female
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