Summary for Micrargus herbigradus sens. str. (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
1m to 950m
The species is widespread in most of Britain, but apparently very scattered or absent some areas. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
M. herbigradus is usually found in moss, leaf litter and detritus in woods. In Leicestershire and Essex (P.R. Harvey, pers. comm.) it has been recorded in other habitats such as grassland, heathland, marshes and bogs, and derelict industrial sites. It is adult at all seasons of the year with a peak from late spring to mid-summer.
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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