Summary for Amaurobius fenestralis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 900m
The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widely distributed in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in woodlands under the bark of trees, logs and in leaf litter. It is also found under stones and on plants with stiff dense foliage (Roberts 1995). Webs are very common on tree trunks in crevices and under loose bark, and are much more easily found than the spider. Although not usually associated with houses and gardens, it is sometimes found on fences. Adults occur throughout the year but mainly in the spring and autumn.
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