Summary for Styloctetor compar (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Styloctetor compar male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Styloctetor compar
Authority: (Westring, 1861)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 746
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 177
Pre-1992 hectads: 63
Total hectads: 220

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in parts of south-eastern England but scattered elsewhere in England and Wales as far north as Northumberland. It has a Holarctic distribution, and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Primarily grassland. The species has been recorded from Sphagnum and shingle but is found most frequently on calcareous grassland in southern England. In Essex it is associated with old and unimproved grasslands, where it can be found at the base of tussocks. Adults have been found mostly in early summer, but there are occasional records of adults at other times of the year.

Local. No evidence of any decline.

There has been no recent decline in the distribution of this species and it is not currently considered to be threatened.

Management and conservation
No recommendations at present.

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 469 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 197 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 21 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 257 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 326 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Styloctetor compar

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Styloctetor compar


Styloctetor compar female
Styloctetor compar female
Styloctetor compar male
Styloctetor compar male
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