Summary for Ozyptila brevipes (Araneae)

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Ozyptila brevipes Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Ozyptila brevipes
Authority: (Hahn, 1826)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 413
First Record: 1861
Latest Record: 2017

1992-on hectads: 101
Pre-1992 hectads: 75
Total hectads: 158

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 700m

Species text

Distribution
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.

Status
Generally local and infrequent, the species is found in a variety of situations in favourable districts.

Threats
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

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 174 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 129 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 17 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 68 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 101 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Ozyptila brevipes

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