Summary for Alopecosa pulverulenta (Araneae)

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Alopecosa pulverulenta female Copyright: Peter Harvey
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Name: Alopecosa pulverulenta
Authority: (Clerck, 1757)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 11829
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 1027
Pre-1992 hectads: 732
Total hectads: 1392

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 956m

Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in many open habitats, including heathland, grasslands, moorland, dunes and old quarries and pits. It ascends to considerable altitudes (over 700 m in Dumfries-shire) where unusually large specimens are often found (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Large and distinctively marked specimens have also been found in Orkney (P. Merrett, pers. comm.) and in Caithness. Adults of both sexes are found from spring to mid-summer, occasionally later.


Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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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Alopecosa pulverulenta female with egg sac 1
Alopecosa pulverulenta (Female)
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Alopecosa pulverulenta female
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