Summary for Alopecosa barbipes (Araneae)

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Alopecosa barbipes Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Alopecosa barbipes
Authority: (Sundevall, 1833)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC
Watching Brief: Amber

Records: 1460
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 208
Pre-1992 hectads: 179
Total hectads: 323

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Recorded altitude range
-4m to 750m

Species text

The species is widely distributed but scattered in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
A. barbipes occurs on heathlands and old and unimproved grasslands, especially where there are areas of sparsely vegetated ground, short turf and lichen heath. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in early spring to mid-summer. Females are occasionally recorded at other times of year and males in the autumn and winter.

The species is rare in the agricultural lowlands of England e.g. in Leicestershire (Crocker & Daws 1996), Essex (Harvey 2000c), and very rare in most of the north of Britain.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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 619 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 537 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 21 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 515 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 474 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Alopecosa barbipes female
Alopecosa barbipes female
Alopecosa barbipes sub adult male
Alopecosa barbipes sub adult male
Alopecosa barbipes (male)
Alopecosa barbipes (male)
Alopecosa barbipes (Mill Hill)
Alopecosa barbipes (Mill Hill)
Alopecosa barbipes
Alopecosa barbipes
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