Summary for Alopecosa pulverulenta (Araneae)

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Alopecosa pulverulenta female Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Alopecosa pulverulenta
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 10715
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 882
Pre-1992 hectads: 731
Total hectads: 1294

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 956m

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Distribution
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in many open habitats, including heathland, grasslands, moorland, dunes and old quarries and pits. It ascends to considerable altitudes (over 700 m in Dumfries-shire) where unusually large specimens are often found (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Large and distinctively marked specimens have also been found in Orkney (P. Merrett, pers. comm.) and in Caithness. Adults of both sexes are found from spring to mid-summer, occasionally later.

Status
Common.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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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Alopecosa pulverulenta (Female)
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Alopecosa pulverulenta female
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Alopecosa pulverulenta male
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