Summary for Tetragnatha striata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 140m
The species is widespread but scattered in England with very few records from Wales and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
T. striata occurs in reed-beds in standing water, usually at the edge of lakes where it spins an orb web among reeds. Adults are found from May to August, mainly in June and July.
The species is apparently very local, but probably not as scarce as the records suggest, because of its inaccessible habitat.
As it occurs in reed-beds in open water, rather than in fens, there is probably little threat.
Original author of profile: P. Merrett
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