Summary for Ero furcata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Ero furcata Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Ero furcata
Authority: (Villers, 1789)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Mimetidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2035
First Record: 1864
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 420
Pre-1992 hectads: 347
Total hectads: 644

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The spider is widespread in Britain and Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This pirate spider is found on trees, bushes, low vegetation and in leaf litter in a variety of habitats. It has also been taken in an interstitial trap in coastal shingle. As with other members of the genus, this species is predatory on other, web-spinning spiders. It may be found in company with E. cambridgei. Both sexes are mature throughout the year, with peaks in the autumn and in spring and early summer.

A common species throughout much of Britain.

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 798 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 709 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 35 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 371 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 567 records with habitat detail and method information)

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E.furcata producing eggs 2
E.furcata producing eggs 2
Ero furcata dorsal view
Ero furcata dorsal view
Ero furcata
Ero furcata
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