Summary for Gongylidium rufipes (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in most of Britain except the extreme north. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
G. rufipes occurs mainly in undergrowth and on bushes and trees in woodland but also in damp and wet situations and in a wide variety of other habitats. Adults occur mostly from early to mid-summer, with occasional adults recorded throughout the year.
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