Summary for Erigone longipalpis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Erigone longipalpis
Authority: (Sundevall, 1830)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 987
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 174
Pre-1992 hectads: 149
Total hectads: 272

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 260m

Species text

The species is widespread around the coasts of Britain, with scattered inland records. It is widespread in north-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The species usually occurs in wet habitats, often at ground level in coastal estuaries and saltmarsh, sometimes with Erigone arctica. Inland it is associated with damp grassland within river flood plains, where it has been collected in Leicestershire with E. arctica (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults can probably be found all year, but mainly in summer and autumn.


Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 473 records with adult season information)


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Structural Habitat Data (based on 203 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 312 records with habitat detail and method information)

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