Summary for Theridion varians (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 673m
The species is widespread in England but is apparently absent from parts of the south-west and much of Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This spider is found in a variety of lowland habitats, mainly on shrubs and trees, but also on low vegetation and walls. It is less common at higher altitude (Smith 1982; J. Newton, pers. comm.) a situation clearly reflected in the Distribution: map. Both sexes are mature in early to mid-summer though occasionally males can persist to early autumn and females until October.
Common in lowland habitats.
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