Summary for Stemonyphantes lineatus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Name: Stemonyphantes lineatus
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4326
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 534
Pre-1992 hectads: 485
Total hectads: 824

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of England, but scattered and patchy in some areas, and more scattered in Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Usually found at or near ground level in a wide variety of habitats such as grassland, especially chalk downland, occurring in rabbit burrows, beneath overhanging grass tussocks, under stones and detritus, and in gardens. Occasionally found on taller vegetation. Adults of both sexes are found mainly from autumn and winter to mid-summer.

The spider may be locally distributed but can be abundant.

Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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 1303 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1735 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 64 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 786 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1108 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Stemonyphantes lineatus (male)
Stemonyphantes lineatus (male)
Stemonyphantes lineatus female
Stemonyphantes lineatus female
Stemonyphantes lineatus
Stemonyphantes lineatus
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