Summary for Tallusia experta (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 750m
T. experta is widespread in Wales and much of England, but is very scattered in Scotland and some parts of England. It is a northern Palaearctic species (Platnick 1998) widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
This wetland spider occurs in a variety of damp marshy habitats. These habitats include carr woodland, blanket bog, fen, reed-beds and wet meadows. In these situations it lives beneath ground layer vegetation. It is particularly fond of the niche formed beneath flattened Juncus clumps. Adults of both sexes have been recorded mainly in the autumn and spring, females 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