Summary for Hybocoptus corrugis (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Hybocoptus male Copyright: Evan Jones
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Hybocoptus corrugis
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1875)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 206
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 44
Pre-1992 hectads: 14
Total hectads: 52

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is confined to the south of England and South Wales. It is found in western and south-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
H. decollatus occurs mostly on yew and on chalk grassland in large yew woods. It also occurs on gorse and other bushes near the coast. It has more recently been found on yews in churchyards in the southeast. Both sexes are adult in April and May, with females as late as September.

The spider may be under-recorded because of its early maturity period, but adults have been found in large numbers at the end of May. It is very local, but abundant at some sites.

There is probably little threat to its coastal sites, but loss of yew woods on chalk would be a serious threat to its existence inland.

Management and conservation
Maintain large yew woods on chalk.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 158 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 82 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 43 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 99 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 96 records with habitat detail and method information)

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