Summary for Tetragnatha nigrita (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 500m
The species is widespread but very local across the southern half of England and Wales north to Cheshire. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.
Habitat and ecology
The orb webs of this species are most commonly found on trees and shrubs but it will also build them in the vegetation of the field layer. Although most often found near water, this spider can also be found in drier situations. Adults of both sexes are found from early to mid-summer, occasionally into August.
Generally an uncommon species in southern counties of England becoming rare in the Midlands and further north.
Original author of profile: P. Lee
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