Summary for Walckenaeria atrotibialis (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 680m
The species is widespread in central and south-eastern Britain becoming scattered in the north. It is a Holarctic species widespread in Europe.
Habitat and ecology
W. atrotibialis occurs beneath heather, on calcareous and other grasslands, in boggy or marshy ground, wetlands, fens and sometimes woodland. Adults are found in summer with a peak between June and August.
Generally uncommon and local.
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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