Summary for Theridion pictum (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 500m
T. pictum is widespread in much of England, but absent or very localised in the north and west of Britain and parts of the south. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe, but has not been recorded from Ireland.
Habitat and ecology
The webs of this species can be found on a variety of shrubs, herbaceous plants and structures including post and rail fences. It occurs mainly in damp places in the lowlands. It has also been found in moss and litter in wetland sites. Both sexes are mature in early to mid-summer, with females sometimes persisting until November.
The species may be locally common.
Original author of profile: P. Lee
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