Summary for Walckenaeria vigilax (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Walckenaeria vigilax
Authority: (Blackwall, 1853)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1522
First Record: 1852
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 265
Pre-1992 hectads: 232
Total hectads: 442

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species is widespread in Wales and parts of England, but very patchy and scattered elsewhere. It has a Holarctic Distribution: and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in moss and grass in wet areas, grassland and sometimes on waste ground. Adults have been recorded between March and December, with a peak in the summer.

Generally infrequent 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 541 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 560 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 35 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 378 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 488 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Walckenaeria vigilax


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