Summary for Porrhomma pygmaeum (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 1140m
The species is widespread in much of England, Wales and the east of Scotland, scattered elsewhere. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The main habitat for this species is in damp marshy places. However it is a common aeronaut and can be found in many habitats at all levels, from woodland leaf litter, through grassland of many types, and upwards into shrub and canopy layers. Adults of both sexes can be found at any time of year, with a peak in spring and early summer.
Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge
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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