Summary for Neriene montana (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 750m
The species is widespread in much of England from Yorkshire southwards, but scattered and patchy in the south-west, Wales and north of Britain, and absent from northern Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The species is found on low vegetation and bushes, mostly in woodland, but also in churchyards and other shady places. It over-winters in dry litter, including accumulations in brushwood on the side of tree trunks, in leaf litter and under dead wood. Adults of both sexes are found in late spring and early summer with females occasionally persisting until late summer. Adults of both sexes are sometimes recorded at other times of year.
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