Summary for Tiso vagans (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 900m
T. vagans is widespread throughout most of Britain. A European species, widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The spider is generally found in moss, grass and detritus but has also been recorded from grasslands, wet moorland, heathland, birch/alder woodland and gardens. Bristowe (1939) remarks that it had been recorded on sand-hills, in bird's nests and above 2000' (600 m) on British mountains, this last observation probably being the result of the species being a common aeronaut. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but with a peak between late spring and mid-summer. Duffey (1963) records adult females from April to November and adult males between April and July.
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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