Summary for Pardosa amentata (Araneae)
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About this speciesDistribution
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