Summary for Poeciloneta variegata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 950m
This species is especially widespread in Wales and northern England, more scattered elsewhere. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This linyphiid is found in a variety of open habitats. In the lowlands it is typically found in gorse bushes, but can also be found beneath stones in grasslands, heathlands and abandoned quarries. In upland regions, including mountain summits, the spider lives beneath stones or amongst grasses and rushes, sometimes near damp habitats. Adults of both sexes are most common in early summer, but have been recorded throughout the year.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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