Summary for Dictyna latens (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species has a widespread but generally patchy and scattered Distribution: in the southern half of Britain as far north as south-west Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but rare in the north.
Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in heathland, rough grassland, old sand and gravel pits and well-established unmanaged ruderal vegetation. It is especially frequent on heather, gorse and other scrub in heathy places. Adults are found in summer, maturing a little later than D. arundinacea and D. uncinata.
The spider is generally uncommon, becoming very rare in the north.
Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey
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