Summary for Gongylidiellum vivum (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 955m
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in most of northern Europe.
Habitat and ecology
G. vivum is found in moss, grass and leaf litter, often in damp situations. Rushton et al. (1987) showed that it has a preference for undisturbed, well-vegetated grassland sites. It is a frequent aeronaut. Merrett (1969) found that on heathland in Dorset, males were active from March to July and again from October to late December orearly January. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, with a peak in summer.
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