Summary for Metellina segmentata sens. str. (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
-4m to 750m
The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Like M. mengei, this species occurs in almost any habitat and may be collected in large numbers by sweeping in grassland or in woodland understorey. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly from late summer to autumn.
Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge using information from Roberts (1985) and Crocker & Daws (1996).
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