Summary for Tapinocyba pallens (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
3m to 650m
The species is widespread in northern and western Britain north of a line from the Severn to the Humber. A European species fairly widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic or Hungary.
Habitat and ecology
A northern species found almost exclusively in pine needles and leaf litter in woodland, and in sphagnum bogs where it may be common locally (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Adults occur mainly in late spring and early summer, but are occasionally found at other times of year.
Locally common in the north and west.
Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist
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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