Summary for Macrargus carpenteri (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
125m to 801m
The spider is restricted to the north of England and Scotland. A northern European species not recorded from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
It occurs on high moorland, among grass or short heather, or under stones. The spider is adult from autumn to spring.
The species has been recorded from few sites scattered over a wide area of apparently suitable habitat, which might indicate that it could be more common than present records indicate, but it has not been found in many well-worked localities and appears to be very local.
Possibly afforestation at some sites.
Management and conservation
Maintain open moorland.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References
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