Summary for Walckenaeria nudipalpis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Walckenaeria nudipalpis male Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Walckenaeria nudipalpis
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 4028
First Record: 1894
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 482
Pre-1992 hectads: 516
Total hectads: 837

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

Widespread throughout Britain. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in a wide variety of damp habitats ranging from litter in woodland through to damp heathland, boggy moorland and wetter areas such as marshes and reed-beds. It is a frequent aeronaut. On heathland in Dorset, Merrett (1969) obtained results which indicated male activity from mid-January to mid-April, and female activity from April to August and again in late October and November. Our data show adults present throughout the year with peak numbers of males being collected in April and May, females from May to 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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 1287 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1592 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 36 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1078 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1372 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Walckenaeria nudipalpis (female)
Walckenaeria nudipalpis (female)
Walckenaeria nudipalpis female
Walckenaeria nudipalpis female
Walckenaeria nudipalpis male
Walckenaeria nudipalpis male
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