Summary for Pardosa palustris (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
-4m to 955m
The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
P. palustris occurs on open sparsely vegetated and bare ground, in habitats including heathland, moorland, grasslands, flood meadows, arable land and waste ground. The species is noted as a successful aeronaut in Crocker & Daws (1996) and its preference for bare ground and success as an aeronaut may explain its colonisation of arable land and various other disturbed sites. Both sexes are adult in summer, occasionally into the 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