Summary for Piratula uliginosa (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Piratula uliginosa female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Piratula uliginosa
Authority: (Thorell, 1856)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2004
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 190
Pre-1992 hectads: 128
Total hectads: 264

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Recorded altitude range
1m to 700m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy Distribution: in Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
P. uliginosus is found in two main habitat types, infertile and calcareous grassland, where it was first found in 1951 (Locket & Millidge 1953) and drying, rank and grassy, bogs. It is not associated with particularly wet areas and can be found in quite dry habitats, frequently appearing in pitfall traps. Both sexes are found mainly in June and July, but they have been recorded as early as March and females persist into the autumn.


Original author of profile: J. Newton

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 842 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 859 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 128 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 682 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 905 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Piratula uliginosa female
Piratula uliginosa female
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