Summary for Walckenaeria cuspidata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Walckenaeria cuspidata female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Walckenaeria cuspidata
Authority: Blackwall, 1833
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2612
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 340
Pre-1992 hectads: 396
Total hectads: 651

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in a variety of habitats, from moss and detritus in woods, to open country, and on mountains. Merrett (1969) states that females are probably active for most of the year and males from February to July with a peak of activity in March and April. Our data show that adults have been recorded throughout the year, with a male peak in spring and early summer, and a smaller peak in the autumn.

Locally common.

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 1146 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1182 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 39 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 894 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1134 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Walckenaeria cuspidata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Walckenaeria cuspidata


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