Summary for Steatoda grossa (Araneae)

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Steatoda Grossa in the living room in my flat  caught in a glass Copyright: Michael Smith
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Name: Steatoda grossa
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1838)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Theridiidae

Records: 341
First Record: 1900
Latest Record: 2014

1992-on hectads: 150
Pre-1992 hectads: 25
Total hectads: 169

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Recorded altitude range
4m to 188m

Species text

Distribution
The spider is known from scattered locations across southern Britain as far north as Westmorland. It is widespread in western and central Europe, but not recorded from Norway.

Habitat and ecology
This spider is found most often in and around buildings but has also been taken in sheltered locations outdoors, e.g. in cracks in walls and on under-cliffs. The spider has been found in the sewer system in Leicester (J. Daws, pers. comm.). It constructs the scaffold webs typical of the genus and has been observed feeding on pill-woodlice Armadillidium. Adults have been found at most times of the year.

Status
The species is commonest in coastal areas of south-west England (Roberts 1995).

Original author of profile: P. Lee

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 155 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 174 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 5 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 24 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Images

Steatoda grossa male London
Steatoda grossa male London
Steatoda grossa in Crawley
Steatoda grossa in Crawley
Steatoda grossa in the shed.
Steatoda grossa in the shed.
Steatoda Grossa in the living room in my flat  caught in a glass
Steatoda Grossa in the living room in my flat caught in a glass
In Electricity meter box
In Electricity meter box
Shed Dweller 2
Shed Dweller 2
Shed Dweller
Shed Dweller
Steatoda Grossa 1
Steatoda Grossa 1
Steatoda grossa
Steatoda grossa
Steatoda grossa Male - Dorsal View
Steatoda grossa Male - Dorsal View
Steatoda grossa Juvenile
Steatoda grossa Juvenile
Steatoda grossa female
Steatoda grossa female
Steatoda grossa male
Steatoda grossa male
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