Summary for Trichopternoides thorelli (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Trichopternoides thorelli
Trichopternoides thorelli male Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Trichopternoides thorelli
Authority: (Westring, 1861)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 922
First Record: 1859
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 173
Pre-1992 hectads: 160
Total hectads: 303

Explore Regional Distribution

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species has a very patchy and scattered Distribution: in Britain. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Norway.

Habitat and ecology
T. thorelli is found at ground level in moss and grass, often in rather damp areas, and may be common on wet heathland in southern England. In a study of the phenology of linyphiid spiders on heathland in Dorset it was found that the males of this species were only active in May and females from May to August (Merrett 1969). Our data show a peak in recorded adults of both sexes in May and June.

Very local.

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 346 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 360 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 15 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 188 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 316 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Trichopternoides thorelli

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Trichopternoides thorelli


Trichopternoides thorelli (male)
Trichopternoides thorelli (male)
Trichopternoides thorelli male
Trichopternoides thorelli male
please log on and upload a new image for this species

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species