Summary for Ero furcata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The spider is widespread in Britain and Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This pirate spider is found on trees, bushes, low vegetation and in leaf litter in a variety of habitats. It has also been taken in an interstitial trap in coastal shingle. As with other members of the genus, this species is predatory on other, web-spinning spiders. It may be found in company with E. cambridgei. Both sexes are mature throughout the year, with peaks in the autumn and in spring and early summer.
A common species throughout much of Britain.
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