Summary for Obscuriphantes obscurus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 850m
The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This species is principally a woodland species and can probably most easily be found by beating conifers at the right time of year. However, it can be found in a range of other habitats including broad-leaved woods, scrub and hedgerows, on shrubs, heather or other low vegetation and in leaf litter. Adults are found from early to mid-summer with a peak in July, females occasionally persisting into the autumn.
Common, but the spider may be rather locally distributed.
Original author of profile: M. Askins
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