Summary for Talavera aequipes (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widely distributed in Britain but with only a few scattered records in the west and north. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
This little spider is found in warm, open, sunny habitats with bare surfaces, such as short turf on downs, sandy or stony banks, and quarries or old railway embankments. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May, June and July.
Local and uncommon, but the spider is more frequent in southern counties.
Original author of profile: M. Askins
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