Summary for Pardosa nigriceps (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 875m
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in most of western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
P. nigriceps is found on the ground, on low vegetation and bushes in a variety of habitats such as grasslands, sea walls, dyke edges, dunes, heathland, moorlands, blanket bog, mires, woodland clearings, old quarries and roadside verges. It tends to live higher in the vegetation than other Pardosa species. The spider is adult in spring and early summer, females persisting later.
Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey
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