Summary for Collinsia inerrans (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 600m
The species is widespread in England south of the Humber, but very patchy and scattered further north and in Wales. It is widespread in north-western Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland or Denmark.
Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in a variety of situations, both damp and dry. It is a frequent aeronaut, and can be collected from fence posts, as well as swept from the ground layer or sieved from litter. It often colonises new habitats such as burnt heathland and arable land. Both sexes have been recorded between February and October, with a peak in summer. Females appear to be found in any month.
Locally frequent, although perhaps generally rather uncommon.
Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge
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