Summary for Tiso vagans (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Tiso vagans
Authority: (Blackwall, 1834)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4296
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 610
Pre-1992 hectads: 473
Total hectads: 911

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

T. vagans is widespread throughout most of Britain. A European species, widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is generally found in moss, grass and detritus but has also been recorded from grasslands, wet moorland, heathland, birch/alder woodland and gardens. Bristowe (1939) remarks that it had been recorded on sand-hills, in bird's nests and above 2000' (600 m) on British mountains, this last observation probably being the result of the species being a common aeronaut. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but with a peak between late spring and mid-summer. Duffey (1963) records adult females from April to November and adult males between April and July.


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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1728 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 1565 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 63 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1154 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1483 records with habitat detail and method information)

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