Summary for Pachygnatha clercki (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in much of Britain, becoming scattered in northern England and northern Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
P. clercki occurs in damper habitats than the other two members of the genus, in places such as bogs or marshes and the edges of ponds, rivers and streams, where it can be found in low vegetation by grubbing or sweeping. Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly from early to mid-summer and in the autumn.
More local and less common than P. degeeri, but frequent in wet habitats.
Original author of profile: M. Askins
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