Summary for Trochosa ruricola (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 700m
The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain, becoming very scattered in the north. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway.
Habitat and ecology
This spider is often found under stones and logs in damper situations such as meadows, on the sides of ditches, and in marshland. Adults of both sexes have been recorded from March to December, but mainly from late spring to mid-summer.
Common throughout, though generally only at low altitudes.
Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge
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