Summary for Dysdera crocata (Araneae)

previous species | next species

National Distribution

 
Logged-on? click on dot to query records. Please note our
Terms of Use. Double-click on map to go to region

View time series maps for Dysdera crocata
Dysdera crocata Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Dysdera crocata
Authority: C.L.Koch, 1838
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Dysderidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 2445
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 374
Pre-1992 hectads: 220
Total hectads: 475

Explore Regional Distribution

Identification guidance for Dysdera crocata

Please log on and add a note on this species

Missing records?

log-on to access taxon report


 
 
Please report any problems with this record:
VC error
GR error
Taxon ID suspect
Structural habitat suspect
Other problems, please explain here:


 

About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 500m

Species text

Distribution
D. crocata is widespread in southern Britain, particularly near the coast, but is absent from much of Wales and the north. In Europe it is widely distributed but has not been recorded from Scandinavia north of Denmark.

Habitat and ecology
D. crocata occurs in maritime habitats and is often synanthropic, found in damp cellars and kitchens and under stones, logs and debris in damp gardens, churchyards and waste ground, where it feeds largely on woodlice at night. Adults have been recorded all year round, with a peak from spring to mid-summer, and possibly again in the autumn.

Status
This species is common and abundant in suitable habitats in much of southern lowland Britain

Original author of profile: P. Smithers

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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 819 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 741 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 16 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 680 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 689 records with habitat detail and method information)

Recorded management for locations with Dysdera crocata

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Dysdera crocata

Images

Dysdera crocata Gloucs
Dysdera crocata Gloucs
Dysdera crocata Prestbury 2
Dysdera crocata Prestbury 2
Dysdera crocata Prestbury
Dysdera crocata Prestbury
Dysdera crocata showing fangs
Dysdera crocata showing fangs
Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Spider) Somerset
Dysdera crocata (Woodlouse Spider) Somerset
Dysdera crocata female
Dysdera crocata female
Dysdera crocata - female
Dysdera crocata - female
Bad camera phone picture
Bad camera phone picture
Dysdera crocata
Dysdera crocata
please log on and upload a new image for this species

See also A-Z Species Index - A-Z Picture Index - previous species | next species