Summary for Tetragnatha pinicola (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 600m
Many old records are doubtful because of confusion with T. extensa. The species appears to be mainly southern and is widespread in southern England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
T. pinicola is usually found in lightly wooded areas, mainly on young trees and tall open herbage in woodland clearings and rides. In Essex it is often found in clearings several years after coppicing has taken place. Adults of both sexes are found in early to mid-summer, occasionally into August.
The spider is numerous at some sites, but very local.
The loss of semi-natural mixed woodland to intensive forestry.
Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey, based on species account in Merrett (1990).
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