Summary for Pirata uliginosus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Pirata uliginosus
Authority: (Thorell, 1856)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1875
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 160
Pre-1992 hectads: 128
Total hectads: 239

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Recorded altitude range
2m to 700m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy Distribution: in Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
P. uliginosus is found in two main habitat types, infertile and calcareous grassland, where it was first found in 1951 (Locket & Millidge 1953) and drying, rank and grassy, bogs. It is not associated with particularly wet areas and can be found in quite dry habitats, frequently appearing in pitfall traps. Both sexes are found mainly in June and July, but they have been recorded as early as March and females persist into the autumn.


Original author of profile: J. Newton

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 714 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 811 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 96 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 595 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 798 records with habitat detail and method information)

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