Summary for Pardosa amentata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Pardosa amentata female Copyright: Evan Jones
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Name: Pardosa amentata
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae

Records: 9786
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2015

1992-on hectads: 1075
Pre-1992 hectads: 963
Total hectads: 1539

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 920m

Species text

The species is widespread in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in a wide range of open habitats, especially in damp situations. It has been recorded from grasslands, marshes, riversides, fens, saltmarsh, woodland clearings, hedge banks, moorland, blanket bog, waste ground, field margins and rarely heathland. In gardens this is usually the commonest Pardosa species. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in early to mid-summer, and sometimes again in early autumn.


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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 2616 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 4545 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 177 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1576 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1721 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Pardosa amentata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Pardosa amentata


Pardosa amentata female
Pardosa amentata female
Camouflaged Pardosa amentata
Camouflaged Pardosa amentata
Female Pardosa amentata with egg sac
Female Pardosa amentata with egg sac
Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata
Wolf Spider Pardosa amentata
Pardosa amentata male and female
Pardosa amentata male and female
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