Summary for Metopobactrus prominulus (Araneae)
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M. prominulus is widespread in Wales, but otherwise has a patchy and very scattered Distribution: across Britain. A Holarctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Although the species occurs in a wide variety of habitats, such as moss undergrowth, straw etc., it is more often found on chalk grassland, ascending to 350 m on limestone grassland in Mid-west Yorkshire. Adults occur in spring, summer and autumn, with a peak in early to mid-summer and again in the autumn.
Generally infrequent but the spider may be locally common.
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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