Summary for Tibellus oblongus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Tibellus oblongus Copyright: Evan Jones
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tibellus oblongus
Authority: (Walckenaer, 1802)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Philodromidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 5510
First Record: 1886
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 632
Pre-1992 hectads: 387
Total hectads: 774

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of the southern half of Britain, but the Distribution: becomes scattered in the west and north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
T. oblongus occurs in a variety of dry or damp habitats, ranging from sand-hills to grassland of most types, though longer herbage seems to be preferred. Adults of both sexes are found mainly May to July, females persisting occasionally into the autumn.

The spider is common in the south but more local and restricted in the north, although it may be locally abundant (J. Newton, pers. comm.).

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 1955 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1799 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 139 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1102 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1294 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Tibellus oblongus

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Tibellus oblongus


Tibellus found in grass
Tibellus found in grass
Tibellus oblongus with young
Tibellus oblongus with young
T. oblongus female
T. oblongus female
Tibellus oblongus
Tibellus oblongus
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