Summary for Entelecara acuminata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
1m to 700m
E. acuminata is widespread but patchily distributed in southern Britain with few records from the south-west and south coast, Wales, East Anglia and north of Yorkshire. A Holarctic species, widespread in north-western and central Europe, but absent from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
E. acuminata may be found by beating trees and bushes and by sweeping herbaceous vegetation. The species is a frequent aeronaut. It is mainly mature from early to mid-summer, but females have occasionally been recorded as late as November.
The species is locally common in the south of England but rarer in the north.
Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist
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