Summary for Pachygnatha listeri (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
3.5m to 380m
The species is widespread but scattered in Britain from central Scotland southwards, but with few records in Wales or south-west England. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This species, unlike the other two British representatives of the genus, is more restricted in its habitat requirement, generally only occurring in well-established or ancient broad-leaved and mixed woodlands. It can be found by sweeping or grubbing about in the lower regions of the undergrowth, often in damper areas of the wood. Adults can be found all year, but mostly in late spring/early summer and late summer/autumn.
Local and uncommon.
Original author of profile: M. Askins
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