Summary for Robertus lividus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Robertus lividus female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Robertus lividus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1836)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 7781
First Record: 1862
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 856
Pre-1992 hectads: 792
Total hectads: 1300

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1050m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This is a ground living species found under stones, detritus etc. and in leaf litter and moss. It is present in a wide variety of habitats including sand dunes, wetland, woodland, high moorland and at high altitude under stones on mountains. Both sexes can be found mature throughout the year, but the majority of records are between spring and early autumn.

Common throughout Britain.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 2721 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 2995 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 127 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2228 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2600 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Robertus lividus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Robertus lividus


Robertus lividus male
Robertus lividus male
Robertus lividus female
Robertus lividus female
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