Summary for Tetragnatha striata (Araneae)

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Tetragnatha striata Copyright: Esmond Brown
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tetragnatha striata
Authority: L.Koch, 1862
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Tetragnathidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 441
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 163
Pre-1992 hectads: 21
Total hectads: 177

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 140m

Species text

The species is widespread but scattered in England with very few records from Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
T. striata occurs in reed-beds in standing water, usually at the edge of lakes where it spins an orb web among reeds. Adults are found from May to August, mainly in June and July.

The species is apparently very local, but probably not as scarce as the records suggest, because of its inaccessible habitat.

As it occurs in reed-beds in open water, rather than in fens, there is probably little threat.

Original author of profile: P. Merrett

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 162 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 66 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 4 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 35 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 40 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Tetragnatha striata


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