Bathyphantes gracilis Blackwall, 1841,

Della Rocca, Francesca, Stefanelli, Silvia, Cardarelli, Elisa, Bogliani, Giuseppe & Bracco, Francesco, 2021, Contribution to the knowledge of the arthropods community inhabiting the winter-flooded meadows (marcite) of northern Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 57889-57889: 57889

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Bathyphantes gracilis Blackwall, 1841


Bathyphantes gracilis Blackwall, 1841 


Holoarctic species ( Isaia et al. 2007). It is distributed in North America, Europe, northern Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Korea and Japan ( World Spider Catalog 2020). It can be found in mainland Italy and Sardinia ( Pantini and Isaia 2019).


This ubiquitous spider is common in grasslands and undergrowth of all kinds, including heathlands, woodlands and marshy habitats. Adults can be found at all times of the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn ( Harvey et al. 2002). It is a weaver spider of simple webs on the ground ( Isaia et al. 2007).