Summary for Pelecopsis susannae (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
32m to 32m
A single male of this species was found in December 2016 in a park on the outskirts of Bovey Tracey in Devon. Two more males and a female were found in January and then another male in October 2017, all from the same set of poplars. In Europe the species has been recorded from France, Spain and Portugal.
Habitat and ecology
So far in Britain the spider has only been found in winter, on the vertical trunks of a small set of moss and lichen clad poplars in open parkland next to a stream. Males have been observed making a small web in moss in captivity. In Europe the spider is thought to favour open habitats and is known to be winter active.
Introduced. Appears to be established.
Original author of profile: Matt Prince References