Summary for Hahnia pusilla (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in a band from Wales to Yorkshire and in south-central and south-eastern England, with older records up to 1983 from the south-west of Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The sheet webs of this spider may be found in low vegetation, in leaf litter and under stones, usually in sites with high humidity. It has occasionally been found on heathland. Adults have been recorded in the autumn through the winter and spring to early summer.
Generally a very uncommon species.
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