Summary for Mughiphantes whymperi (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Lepthyphantes whymperi Copyright: Evan Jones
Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Mughiphantes whymperi
Authority: F.O.P.-Cambridge, 1894
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 136
First Record: 1912
Latest Record: 2020

1992-on hectads: 38
Pre-1992 hectads: 35
Total hectads: 65

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Recorded altitude range
100m to 1219m

Species text

The species is confined to north Wales, the Lake District, and Scotland. It is a boreal species in Europe.

Habitat and ecology
L. whymperi occurs mainly in cavities among rocks on mountains above 700 m, but lower in the far north and occasionally elsewhere. Adults are found from June to September.

The spider is widespread on mountains, but rather local and never particularly numerous.

Original author of profile: P. Merrett

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 21 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 29 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 9 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 14 records with habitat detail and method information)

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