Summary for Erigone longipalpis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 260m
The species is widespread around the coasts of Britain, with scattered inland records. It is widespread in north-western Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The species usually occurs in wet habitats, often at ground level in coastal estuaries and saltmarsh, sometimes with Erigone arctica. Inland it is associated with damp grassland within river flood plains, where it has been collected in Leicestershire with E. arctica (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults can probably be found all year, but mainly in summer and autumn.
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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