Summary for Tetragnatha nigrita (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tetragnatha nigrita male 1 Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Tetragnatha nigrita
Authority: Lendl, 1886
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 649
First Record: 1905
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 192
Pre-1992 hectads: 46
Total hectads: 221

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 500m

Species text

The species is widespread but very local across the southern half of England and Wales north to Cheshire. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.

Habitat and ecology
The orb webs of this species are most commonly found on trees and shrubs but it will also build them in the vegetation of the field layer. Although most often found near water, this spider can also be found in drier situations. Adults of both sexes are found from early to mid-summer, occasionally into August.

Generally an uncommon species in southern counties of England becoming rare in the Midlands and further north.

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 341 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 236 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 25 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 172 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 197 records with habitat detail and method information)

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