Summary for Oedothorax fuscus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 850m
Oedothorax fuscus is widespread in most of Britain becoming scattered in the north of Scotland. The species is widespread in western and central Europe, and is also known from North Africa, Azores and Russia (Platnick 1998).
Habitat and ecology
A common aeronaut, this linyphiid is typically found in a variety of grassland (including lawns), arable, recently burnt heathland and wetland habitats. At the coast specimens can be found amongst Puccinellia spp. (upper reaches of saltmarshes) and beneath shingle and estuarine driftwood. Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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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