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About this species
Recorded altitude range
0m to 70m
S. florentina is restricted to southern Britain. The spider is steadily increasing in numbers and distribution (P. Merrett, pers. comm.). It is widespread in western Europe as far north as Denmark, but is not recorded from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
S. florentina has been recorded from holes in walls and under stones, often near ports and in market towns. It is a large species, the adults with distinctive iridescent green on the chelicerae visible at the entrance to the tubular retreat. Adults occur in summer and autumn.
Scarce, but may be abundant at some sites and seems to be increasing.
Original author of profile: P. Smithers
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 Data (based on 67 records with adult season information)
Habitats background methodology
Broad Habitat Data (based on 101 records with habitat information)
no subhabitat data available
Structural Habitat Data (based on 1 records with structural habitat information)
Habitat Detail and Method (based on 45 records with habitat detail and method information)
Recorded management for locations with Segestria florentina
Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Segestria florentina
Tube Web Spider found in Child's Playhouse
Segestria florentina with fly
Segestria florentina Gloucs
Segestria florentina in wall at dusk
Funeral home visitor
A visitor to my wifes undertakers office.
Segestria Florentine in Birch Green - Staines
Segestria florentina defensive
Segestria Florentina. Found in my kitchen. 4
Segestria Florentina. Found in my kitchen. 3
Segestria Florentina. Found in my kitchen. 2
Segestria Florentina. Found in my kitchen.
Tube web spider on wall of first floor balcony without zoom.
Tube web spider on wall of first floor balcony.
Segestria florentina spider
Male in Gosport Hampshire 04-Sep-2015 pic b
Male in Gosoprt Hampshire 04-Sep-2015
Segestria florentina moulting on my kitchen floor.
Segestria florentina Bridgnorth Shropshire
22mm Segestria florentina female 26/04/2015
Is this a tube web spider
Found at home
Tube Web Spider in Somerset 2
Tube Web Spider in Somerset 1
Segestria florentina with woodlouse
Segestria in Bristol
Segestria florentina 3
Segestria florentina 2
Segestria florentina 1
Segestria Florentina Three
Is this Segestria florentina
Segestria florentina Female 2
Segestria florentina Female
Segestria florentina with Trip Wires
Segestria florentina male
Segestria florentina and harvestman
Segestria florentina with prey
Segestria florentina full dorsal view
Segestria florentina showing green chelicerae
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