Summary for Rugathodes sexpunctatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Rugathodes sexpunctatus female Copyright: Esmond
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Name: Rugathodes sexpunctatus
Authority: Emerton, 1882
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae
IUCN status: NA

Records: 54
First Record: 2012
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 9
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 9

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Recorded altitude range
15m to 194m

Species text

Rugathodes sexpunctatus is of North American origin and was first recorded in the UK in Glasgow in 2012. Since then it has spread in southern Scotland as far North as Aberdeenshire and is currently recorded from 9 hectads. Britain is the only country in Europe from which it is known at present.

Habitat and ecology
In Scotland it has been recorded from woodlands, gardens, cemeteries and a public park. It has been collected on the foliage of evergreen shrubs and trees including ivy, holly, juniper, pine, yew and cypress. In North America it is normally found on coniferous trees.

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Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 52 records with adult season information)


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Structural Habitat Data (based on 44 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 50 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Rugathodes sexpunctatus female
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