Summary for Walckenaeria atrotibialis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Walckenaeria atrotibialis male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Walckenaeria atrotibialis
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1878)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2130
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 247
Pre-1992 hectads: 212
Total hectads: 389

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 680m

Species text

The species is widespread in central and south-eastern Britain becoming scattered in the north. It is a Holarctic species widespread in Europe.

Habitat and ecology
W. atrotibialis occurs beneath heather, on calcareous and other grasslands, in boggy or marshy ground, wetlands, fens and sometimes woodland. Adults are found in summer with a peak between June and August.

Generally uncommon and 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 820 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 670 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 32 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 616 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 819 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Walckenaeria atrotibialis female
Walckenaeria atrotibialis female
Walckenaeria atrotibialis male
Walckenaeria atrotibialis male
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