Summary for Tallusia experta (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tallusia experta male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Tallusia experta
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1871)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2707
First Record: 1893
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 462
Pre-1992 hectads: 309
Total hectads: 644

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

T. experta is widespread in Wales and much of England, but is very scattered in Scotland and some parts of England. It is a northern Palaearctic species (Platnick 1998) widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This wetland spider occurs in a variety of damp marshy habitats. These habitats include carr woodland, blanket bog, fen, reed-beds and wet meadows. In these situations it lives beneath ground layer vegetation. It is particularly fond of the niche formed beneath flattened Juncus clumps. Adults of both sexes have been recorded mainly in the autumn and spring, females throughout the year.


Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 1447 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 894 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 59 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 564 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1158 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Tallusia experta female
Tallusia experta female
Tallusia experta male
Tallusia experta male
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