Summary for Crustulina guttata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The spider is widespread but locally distributed in much of southern and eastern Britain, but becomes very scattered and absent in the west and north. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Small, insignificant webs are spun close to ground level amongst low vegetation, grass tussocks and detritus by this spider. It is also found in both coniferous and broad-leaved leaf litter and is most often encountered on dry, sandy soils. Adults have been found throughout the year, with peaks in the early summer and autumn.
The species may be locally common in southern England but is generally scarce.
Original author of profile: P. Lee
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