Summary for Cryphoeca silvicola (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 992m
The species is widespread in western and northern Britain, but is absent from East Anglia and south-east England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This species is commonly found in leaf litter in woodlands where it may be abundant, and also occurs under bark. In addition C. silvicola inhabits higher ground where the spider may be found under stones on the moors. Adults have been recorded throughout the year but mainly in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.
Common in northern England and Scotland.
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
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