Summary for Pocadicnemis juncea (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in England as far north as Yorkshire, but is very scattered in Wales, northern England and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe as far north as Sweden.
Habitat and ecology
P. juncea occurs at ground level amongst vegetation in various open habitats such as grasslands, roadside verges, hedgerows, woodland clearings, sea walls, dunes, old quarries, allotments and waste ground, as well as in wet places such as dyke edges, fens, carr and marshes. Both sexes are mainly found between May and July with a few later records, females even occasionally persisting until November.
Common in the south. Females of P. juncea may sometimes be incorrectly identified as P. pumila, and this makes it more difficult to assess the ecological differences between the two species.
Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey
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