Summary for Tapinocyba pallens (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tapinocyba pallens
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1872)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1482
First Record: 1895
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 168
Pre-1992 hectads: 203
Total hectads: 321

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Recorded altitude range
3m to 650m

Species text

The species is widespread in northern and western Britain north of a line from the Severn to the Humber. A European species fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic or Hungary.

Habitat and ecology
A northern species found almost exclusively in pine needles and leaf litter in woodland, and in sphagnum bogs where it may be common locally (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Adults occur mainly in late spring and early summer, but are occasionally found at other times of year.

Locally common in the north and west.

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 481 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 730 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 14 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 428 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 537 records with habitat detail and method information)

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