Summary for Arctosa leopardus (Araneae)

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Arctosa leopardus Copyright: Greg Hitchcock
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Name: Arctosa leopardus
Authority: (Sundevall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1285
First Record: 1839
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 147
Pre-1992 hectads: 141
Total hectads: 247

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 366m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in Wales and on southern heathland, but very scattered elsewhere and absent from much of central and northern Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider can be found in a variety of situations, including wet heathland, dune slacks, fenland and other wet marshy places. There appears to be an association with seasonally wet habitats. Unlike A. perita, this spider does not seem to build a burrow, seeming to be content with a silken cell constructed amongst litter or vegetation. Merrett (1968) found this spider to be adult between May and October with an ill-defined peak of male activity in June. Our data show adults of both sexes have mostly been collected between the end of April and July, females occasionally later.

Status
Very local and often few in number.

Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 479 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 427 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 29 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 369 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 345 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Arctosa leopardus female
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