Summary for Bathyphantes nigrinus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 590m
The species is widespread in much of Britain but with few records north of central Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
B. nigrinus mainly occurs in shaded woodland or wooded paths but also damper habitats. It is frequently taken when sweeping lower undergrowth such as dog's-mercury and sometimes in considerable numbers. It can also be found in leaf litter and moss. Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, but mainly in spring/early summer and the autumn.
Common, but the spider may be rather locally distributed.
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