Summary for Cryptachaea veruculata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
Only in the Isles of Scilly.
Habitat and ecology
The species constructs scaffold webs on trees and bushes. Both sexes become mature in summer, females surviving through to autumn.
The species was introduced at the start of the 20th century from New Zealand where it is common. It is now naturalised on Tresco.
Original author of profile: P. Lee
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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