Summary for Saaristoa abnormis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 1040m
S. abnormis is widespread in most of Britain. It has a wide Palaearctic Distribution: (Platnick 1998) and is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
S. abnormis frequents a wide range of habitats including marshland, bogs, disused mines, woodlands (broad-leaved and coniferous), moorlands, heaths and mountains. In these habitats it may be found beneath logs and rocks and amongst leaf litter. Adults of both sexes occur mainly in the summer and autumn, and females are occasionally recorded at other times of year. Spherical egg-sacs are produced between July and September and several egg-sacs may be found suspended within the female's web.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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