Summary for Oreonetides vaginatus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
65m to 1219m
Apart from one doubtful old record from Staffordshire, the species is restricted to North Wales, the north of England and Scotland, where it is widespread on high ground. It is fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The spider is found under stones, on mountains and high ground. Adults are found in late summer and autumn (Locket & Millidge 1951).
In the longer term, climate change may adversely affect this, and other montane species.
Management and conservation
No management recommendations at present.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References
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