Summary for Satilatlas britteni (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Satilatlas britteni female Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Satilatlas britteni
Authority: (Jackson, 1913)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 407
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 54
Pre-1992 hectads: 39
Total hectads: 81

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 449m

Species text

The species is widespread but, except in Wales, records are very scattered and all on the western side of the country up to the north of Scotland. It is widespread but uncommon in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. britteni occurs in wet places, mainly in Sphagnum bogs and saltmarshes. Adults are found from March to June.

The spider is abundant at some sites, but extremely local, and in spite of its apparent wide tolerance of both Sphagnum habitats and saltmarsh, it is absent from many areas which might appear suitable. The species has apparently undergone decline in Wales but may have been overlooked because of its early maturity period.

Some of its bog sites could be threatened by drainage for adjacent forestry.

Management and conservation
Protect bogs from drainage for forestry or other land-use.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 128 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 105 records with habitat information)

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

Structural Habitat Data (based on 100 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 235 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Satilatlas britteni


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