Summary for Holocnemus pluchei (Araneae)
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Holocnemus pluchei is a Mediterranean species which has been introduced to buildings in Britain on at least seven occasions. It was first found in Lutterworth, Leicestershire (2004). Since then it has been recorded in similar sites in Warwickshire (2006), Yorkshire (2017), Gloucestershire (2017), Cornwall (2019) and Middlesex (2020). In continental Europe it has been found throughout except in Scandinavia.
Habitat and ecology
In Britain it is confined to buildings and glasshouses. In continental Europe it is found in caves, buildings and dark places generally but is also frequent under stones in maquis, garrigue and other dry Mediterranean habitats.