Summary for Silometopus reussi (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Silometopus reussi
Authority: (Thorell, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 453
First Record: 1888
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 109
Pre-1992 hectads: 81
Total hectads: 177

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 331m

Species text

The species is widespread in England in a band from Cheshire, Yorkshire and the Midlands to the south-east. Elsewhere the Distribution: is very scattered and there are few records from western Britain or north of Yorkshire. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
S. reussi occurs in straw, undergrowth, manure heaps and cut vegetation in gardens, sometimes in abundance. Adults of both sexes have been recorded almost throughout the year.

Local. The name S. reussi (Thorell) was shown by Locket (1962) to be a senior synonym of S. interjectus (O. P.-Cambridge).

Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 166 records with adult season information)


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Structural Habitat Data (based on 58 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 67 records with habitat detail and method information)

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