Summary for Ozyptila brevipes (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species has a widespread but rather scattered distribution as far north as Northumberland, but mainly in the south and east. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
O. brevipes appears to be found with any frequency only in fens, such as Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, and marshy places including coasts. It is also found in heathlands, grasslands and other drier habitats, and is well established on limestone grassland and on gorse in the east of Leicestershire (J. Daws, pers. comm.). Adults have been recorded between February and November, but mainly between May and July.
Generally local and infrequent, the species is found in a variety of situations in favourable districts.
The species has shown no decline in its distribution in the past 20 years and is not thought to be threatened.
Management and conservation
No management recommendations at present.
Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.). References