Summary for Piratula uliginosa (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
2m to 700m
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
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