Summary for Ozyptila praticola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Ozyptila praticola Copyright: Tone Killick
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Ozyptila praticola
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1837)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae

Records: 1093
First Record: 1845
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 269
Pre-1992 hectads: 114
Total hectads: 337

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 301m

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Distribution
The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain as far north as Northumberland, but with few records in the west. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe

Habitat and ecology
A species that occurs in the litter zone in a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, parks and gardens and even disturbed areas such as quarries. In highly structured habitats the spider is able to climb to the lower branches of trees and may also be found under bark. Crocker & Daws (1996) found adults between April to November with a peak in male and female activity in June. Our data show adults recorded throughout the year, but with one peak building from April and June and a smaller peak building from July to September.

Status
Local.

Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 452 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 397 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 62 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 275 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 291 records with habitat detail and method information)

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