Summary for Microlinyphia impigra (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 301m
The species is widespread but generally scattered in southern Britain as far north as Yorkshire, with a few very scattered records in Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This species is found in low vegetation in marshy places where it spins a horizontal sheet web. The male is very similar to M. pusilla but often lacking the white patches. Adults of both sexes are found in early summer, females occasionally persisting to late autumn.
Original author of profile: D. Marriott
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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