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Linyphia triangularis (European hammock spider)

Infraspecies

Invasive Species

Linyphia triangularis, the European hammock spider or sheet-web spider, named so for its sheet-like web has been introduced to Maine (United States). Its large size, competitive ability, and aggressive nature may have contributed to its success in Maine where it is established in 15 of 16 counties. It can reach very high densities; causing native linyphiid spiders to become scarce or virtually absent in areas it invades.
View ISSG Record: Linyphia triangularis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Black Wood of Rannoch 2720 Scotland, United Kingdom
Border Mires, Kielder – Butterburn 29286 England, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedwigoedd Penrhyn Creuddyn/ Creuddyn Peninsula Woods 294 Wales, United Kingdom  
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Fochno 1613 Wales, United Kingdom
Dam Wood 47 Scotland, United Kingdom
Dorset Heaths 14161 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Maree Complex 38882 Scotland, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North York Moors 108930 England, United Kingdom
Oak Mere 170 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Spey 14158 Scotland, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Simonside Hills 5146 England, United Kingdom  
South Pennine Moors 160577 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Stiperstones and The Hollies 1486 England, United Kingdom  
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Walton Moss 706 England, United Kingdom  
Wast Water 707 England, United Kingdom
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Musca autumnalis (face fly)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alopecosa pulverulenta1
Cercidia prominens1
Cryphoeca silvicola1
Dictyna arundinacea1
Dictyna latens1
Evarcha falcata1
Heliophanus flavipes1
Hypsosinga pygmaea1
Larinioides patagiatus1
Linyphia hortensis1
Mangora acalypha1
Metellina mengei1
Metellina segmentata (Common Orb Weaver)1
Neriene clathrata1
Pardosa hortensis1
Pardosa nigriceps1
Pardosa palustris1
Pardosa pullata1
Philodromus aureolus1
Philodromus cespitum1
Philodromus dispar (House Crab Spider)1
Salticus cingulatus1
Salticus scenicus1
Sitticus floricola1
Talavera petrensis1
Tapinopa longidens1
Thanatus striatus1
Theridion varians1
Trochosa ruricola (Rustic wolf spider)1
Xysticus ulmi1

Predators

Apus apus (Common Swift)[1]

Distribution

Palearctic, introduced in USA;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Ecology of Commanster
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Images provided by Google Image Search
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access