Summary for Saaristoa abnormis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Saaristoa abnormis female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Saaristoa abnormis
Authority: (Blackwall, 1841)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4308
First Record: 1877
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 510
Pre-1992 hectads: 529
Total hectads: 870

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 1040m

Species text

S. abnormis is widespread in most of Britain. It has a wide Palaearctic Distribution: (Platnick 1998) and is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. abnormis frequents a wide range of habitats including marshland, bogs, disused mines, woodlands (broad-leaved and coniferous), moorlands, heaths and mountains. In these habitats it may be found beneath logs and rocks and amongst leaf litter. Adults of both sexes occur mainly in the summer and autumn, and females are occasionally recorded at other times of year. Spherical egg-sacs are produced between July and September and several egg-sacs may be found suspended within the female's web.


Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 1624 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1619 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 33 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1399 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1801 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Saaristoa abnormis male
Saaristoa abnormis male
Saaristoa abnormis female
Saaristoa abnormis female
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