Summary for Walckenaeria cuspidata (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 900m
The species is widespread throughout most of Britain. It has a Palaearctic Distribution: and is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
The spider occurs in a variety of habitats, from moss and detritus in woods, to open country, and on mountains. Merrett (1969) states that females are probably active for most of the year and males from February to July with a peak of activity in March and April. Our data show that adults have been recorded throughout the year, with a male peak in spring and early summer, and a smaller peak in the autumn.
Original author of profile: D.R. Nellist
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