Summary for Diplocephalus picinus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 900m
The species is widespread in much of Britain, but very scattered or absent from some areas. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
A spider associated with woodlands and scrub. A characteristic woodland litter species, but recorded from some other habitats where it can be found close to the ground in a sheet-web. Adults have been recorded throughout the year with males active in May and June and females active during the main phase of egg-laying between June and August (Toft 1978). There is a peak in recorded adults of both sexes in May, June and July. Over-wintering is in the immature phase, and some may spend a second winter in this state (Toft 1978).
Original author of profile: J.R. Bell
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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