Summary for Microneta viaria (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in most of England, Wales and central Scotland, becoming scattered in northern England and absent from most of north-west Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The species is usually found in woodland litter and leaf litter under scrub and in hedgerows. It can also be found in grasslands, quarries, urban wasteland and gardens (Crocker & Daws 1996). Adults can be found throughout the year with peaks in spring, early summer and autumn.
Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge
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