Summary for Lophomma punctatum (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 720m
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. This is a northern Palaearctic species (Platnick 1998), widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
L. punctatum is found amongst litter and low vegetation in a wide variety of wetland habitats, from brackish Phragmites communis beds at the coast, to upland blanket bogs. It has also been recorded from alder carr woodland (Crocker & Daws 1996). Mature specimens of both sexes are present throughout the year with peaks in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.
Local but often frequent in wetland habitats.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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