Summary for Agyneta subtilis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 875m
The species is widespread, but records are more scattered and patchy in the north. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
A. subtilis is found in a variety of habitats including undergrowth and leaf litter in broad-leaved woodland, and in moss and grass. Merrett (1990) has reported that after the burning of dry heath this species can reach and remain at high densities in the regrown, mature heather. It is adult in spring, summer and autumn with a peak of activity in May and June (Merrett 1969). Our data record adults of both sexes from early to mid-summer, with females persisting until the autumn.
Frequent in some areas.
Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist
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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