Summary for Tenuiphantes flavipes (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tenuiphantes flavipes Copyright: Aj Cann
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tenuiphantes flavipes
Authority: (Blackwall, 1854)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 6645
First Record: 1853
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 789
Pre-1992 hectads: 433
Total hectads: 963

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widely distributed in southern Britain, becoming scattered in the north. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway.

Habitat and ecology
L. flavipes is predominantly a woodland species occurring in leaf litter and undergrowth. It may also be found in a variety of other situations including grasslands, heaths and marshes, generally at ground level, such as in heather, moss, and grass. Adults are found throughout the year, mainly from spring to mid-summer and autumn.


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 3654 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 2711 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 216 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2268 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 2859 records with habitat detail and method information)

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