Summary for Diplocephalus cristatus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 918m
The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
A sheet-web spinner, characteristic of calcareous grassland habitats but also occurring in other habitat types. Adults have been recorded throughout the year with males particularly active in spring and early summer. Our data suggest peaks in recorded adults in spring, early summer and autumn.
(Blackwall, 1833) status Common.
Original author of profile: J.R. Bell
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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