Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club

Selenia dentaria
find out more... Early Thorn 2 Copyright: Ben Sale

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Species Account for Pelecopsis nemoralioides

previous species | next species

Pelecopsis nemoralioides  (O.P.-Cambridge, 1884)
Araneae: Linyphiidae

Maps produced by MapMate®. Data overlays Copyright © Essex Field Club 2018.
Reproduction for study and non-profit use permitted, all other rights reserved.

Click on dot to query records

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

Additional Phenology Data


sorry, no pictures available for this species yet - if you have an image please upload it

Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
National map for Pelecopsis nemoralioides on Spider and Harvestman Recording Scheme website
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


Species text
P. nemoralioides is almost entirely a coastal species, but is widely distributed on sand dunes in southern Britain. It is scarce, but the spider may be frequent where it occurs. Roberts (1985) included P. nemoralioides (as P. mediocris and P. locketi) in P. nemoralis though it has been treated as distinct from P. nemoralis in Merrett et al. (1985), Merrett & Millidge (1992) and Merrett & Murphy (2000). The species is typically found in sandy habitats, particularly coastal sand dunes, amongst marram and other grasses, but has also occurred in steep south-facing chalk grassland and on shingle. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 53 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 67 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 67 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Pelecopsis nemoralioides

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Pelecopsis nemoralioides

Why not join the Club, register and add a new species page
Interpretation of distribution maps