Summary for Tenuiphantes alacris (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 959m
The species is widespread throughout much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
L. alacris is primarily a spider of woodlands, especially damp and upland woods, where it ascends to at least 275 m and may be abundant in leaf litter, moss and tussocks of grasses, woodrushes and sedges. It occurs under broad-leaved and coniferous trees, including ancient oak woodland, alder carr, conifer plantations and birch on bogs. Occasionally it is found in rocky heath grassland or grassland adjacent to woodland (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults are found throughout the year, mainly in the autumn, winter, spring and early summer.
Common, especially in the north, but more local in the south.
Original author of profile: J. Newton
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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