Summary for Talavera aequipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Talavera aequipes male Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Talavera aequipes
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Salticidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1158
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 232
Pre-1992 hectads: 96
Total hectads: 288

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widely distributed in Britain but with only a few scattered records in the west and north. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland.

Habitat and ecology
This little spider is found in warm, open, sunny habitats with bare surfaces, such as short turf on downs, sandy or stony banks, and quarries or old railway embankments. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May, June and July.

Local and uncommon, but the spider is more frequent in southern counties.

Original author of profile: M. Askins

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 577 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 418 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 17 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 358 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 400 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Talavera aequipes

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Talavera aequipes


Talavera aequipes female
Talavera aequipes female
T. aequipes male
T. aequipes male
Talavera aequipes
Talavera aequipes
Talavera aequipes male
Talavera aequipes male
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