Summary for Mughiphantes whymperi (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
100m to 1219m
The species is confined to north Wales, the Lake District, and Scotland. It is a boreal species in Europe.
Habitat and ecology
L. whymperi occurs mainly in cavities among rocks on mountains above 700 m, but lower in the far north and occasionally elsewhere. Adults are found from June to September.
The spider is widespread on mountains, but rather local and never particularly numerous.
Original author of profile: P. Merrett
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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