Summary for Megalepthyphantes nebulosus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 275m
The species is widespread in England, but with few records in the west, Wales or Scotland. A Holarctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe and North America.
Habitat and ecology
M. nebulosus is generally associated with the damper and cooler areas of buildings such as wine and coal cellars and outhouses, but it has been recorded in other habitats such as under rubbish and stones in farmyards and gardens (Crocker & Daws 1996). Both sexes are probably adult at all seasons of the year.
The spider is more frequent in the south than the north. The species has recently been transferred from the genus Lepthyphantes by Wunderlich (see Merrett & Murphy 2000).
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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