Summary for Zelotes latreillei (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Zelotes latreillei Copyright: Hawk Honey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Zelotes latreillei
Authority: (Simon, 1878)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Gnaphosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3063
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 413
Pre-1992 hectads: 236
Total hectads: 526

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain, becoming very scattered and patchy in the north as far as central Scotland. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Zelotes latreillei appears, in general, to be a lowland species. It is often found under stones, wooden debris, etc., but it is also found when grubbing in short vegetation. There seems to be a preference for open areas such as chalk downland and heaths. On sunny days the spider is occasionally seen running over the ground. Adults of both sexes are found from late spring to autumn, with peaks in late spring/early summer and late summer/early autumn.


Original author of profile: J.A. Murphy

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

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Adult Season Data (based on 1326 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1180 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 97 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1094 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1070 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Zelotes latreillei female
Zelotes latreillei female
Zelotes latreillei
Zelotes latreillei
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