Summary for Bathyphantes gracilis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 1131m
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This ubiquitous spider is common in grassland and undergrowth of all kinds, including heathland, woodlands and marshy habitats. The carapace is brown and the abdomen features black bars on a grey background although this coloration is variable and some specimens are wholly grey or black. It is a common aeronaut. Adults can be found at all times of the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.
Original author of profile: D. Marriott
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