Summary for Prinerigone vagans (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Prinerigone vagans
Authority: (Audouin, 1826)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 514
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 160
Pre-1992 hectads: 65
Total hectads: 198

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 350m

Species text

The species is widespread in central and south-eastern England, but very scattered or absent elsewhere. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland or Scandinavia.

Habitat and ecology
This species inhabits wet places including wet grassy meadows, the shores of lakes, gravel pits, sewage filter beds and saltmarsh. It has been recorded from pitfalls on arable land, presumably as an aeronaut (I. Dawson, pers. comm.). Adults have been found at most times of year, but mostly from early to mid-summer and autumn.


Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 226 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 117 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 81 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 90 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Prinerigone vagans


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