Summary for Hypomma cornutum (Araneae)
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About this speciesDistribution
The species is widespread in central southern England becoming more localised and scattered elsewhere, and absent from the north of Scotland. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in western and central Europe, but only occurs in the very south of Norway (map in Aakra & Hauge (2000)).
Habitat and ecology
H. cornutum occurs mainly in woodland, on bushes, trees and herbaceous vegetation. In Leicestershire the species is abundant on evergreen trees and shrubs in churchyards, urban parks and parkland type habitats (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Adults are mostly found from early to mid-summer, both sexes occasionally occurring later.
Common and locally frequent in the south, much more local 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
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