Summary for Lepthyphantes minutus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 850m
The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This is a spider of broad-leaved woodlands. It is frequently found when beating branches of trees, especially near the junction with the trunk where dry leaf litter may gather. It is often common in litter around the bases of trees and can also be found under logs or on walls and occasionally in houses. Adults are mainly recorded in late summer and autumn, occasionally over-wintering to be found in spring and early summer.
Original author of profile: M. Askins
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