Summary for Lepthyphantes ericaeus


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Cryphoeca silvicola Orkney Copyright: Lee Johnson
Name: Palliduphantes ericaeus
Authority: (Blackwall, 1853)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae

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Species text

The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Generally found at or close to ground level amongst plant stems in heather and grasses. It occurs in damp grassland such as in marshes and around ponds, coarse grassland, chalk downland, heathland, as well as in the litter of broad-leaved and mixed woodlands. Essentially a ground zone species probably requiring fairly humid conditions for it has also been found in sewage filter beds. Adults are found throughout the year, mostly between late spring and autumn.


Original author of profile: T.J. Thomas

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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