Summary for Bolyphantes luteolus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 950m
The species is widespread in the west and north of Britain, but very scattered and absent from most of lowland and south-eastern England. B. luteolus is a Palaearctic spider widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This species inhabits a variety of habitats including grasslands, heathland, moorland and wet flushes (Roberts 1995; Locket & Millidge 1953; Crocker & Daws 1996). In these habitats the spider can be found beneath stones, amongst low vegetation or in bushes such as heather. Adults are mainly found between August and December, occasionally at other times of year.
Common in the north, but scarce in southern England except on high ground.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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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