Summary for Stemonyphantes lineatus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 750m
The species is widespread in much of England, but scattered and patchy in some areas, and more scattered in Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Usually found at or near ground level in a wide variety of habitats such as grassland, especially chalk downland, occurring in rabbit burrows, beneath overhanging grass tussocks, under stones and detritus, and in gardens. Occasionally found on taller vegetation. Adults of both sexes are found mainly from autumn and winter to mid-summer.
The spider may be locally distributed but can be abundant.
Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas
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