Summary for Walckenaeria acuminata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Walckenaeria acuminata male Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Walckenaeria acuminata
Authority: Blackwall, 1833
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 8404
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 778
Pre-1992 hectads: 770
Total hectads: 1196

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 955m

Species text

The species is widespread in Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in almost any habitat in the ground zone, including grassland, heathland, woodland, marsh and reed-beds, with a preference for damper substrates. Adults can be found in any month, but males mostly during the autumn, winter and spring.


Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

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 2935 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 3419 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 110 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2445 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 3137 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Walckenaeria acuminata


W. acuminata male
W. acuminata male
Walckenaeria acuminata (male)
Walckenaeria acuminata (male)
Walckenaeria acuminata adult male
Walckenaeria acuminata adult male
Walckenaeria acuminata male
Walckenaeria acuminata male
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