Summary for Gongylidiellum latebricola (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
2m to 600m
The species is widespread in parts of Britain, but absent from many areas. A Palaearctic species widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
G. latebricola is found in moss, grass and leaf litter, generally in damp situations in woodland, grasslands, raised bog and lowland Sphagnum bog. Adults have been recorded between February and November, with a peak of both sexes from early to mid-summer.
A generally uncommon spider that has shown a significant decline in the past 20 years.
No specific threats are currently identified.
Management and conservation
Management at sites known to support this species should retain the variety of vegetative and structural habitats present.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References