Summary for Textrix denticulata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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T. denticulata at Heeley City Farm Copyright: Philip Ridsdale
Identification difficulty rating: 2
Name: Textrix denticulata
Authority: (Olivier, 1789)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Agelenidae

Records: 1638
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2016

1992-on hectads: 385
Pre-1992 hectads: 276
Total hectads: 555

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About this species

Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

Distribution
The species has a widespread but patchy distribution in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider can be found on stony ground, in rocky crevices, on low vegetation, under bark, and on low bushes, inland and by the sea. It also occurs on the hills of northern England and in Scotland it is equally common in houses. In south-eastern England there are records from sparsely vegetated rail ballast at disused railway sites. Both sexes are mainly found from early to mid-summer but females can be found at most times of the year and males have also been recorded in September.

Status
Common in the north. However in the south of England it is much more restricted and in the south-east it is only occasionally encountered.

Original author of profile: D. Marriott

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 383 records with adult season information)


Habitats

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 737 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 33 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 244 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 383 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Images

T.denticulata spinneret and abdomen
T.denticulata spinneret and abdomen
T. denticulata at Heeley City Farm
T. denticulata at Heeley City Farm
Female Textrix denticulata
Female Textrix denticulata
Textrix denticulata Orkney
Textrix denticulata Orkney
Textrix denticulata
Textrix denticulata
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