Summary for Troxochrus scabriculus (Araneae)
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About this speciesRecorded altitude range
0m to 270m
The species has a widespread but patchy Distribution: in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.
Habitat and ecology
Troxochrus scabriculus is restricted to dry habitats such as calcareous grassland, quarries, river shingle, haystacks and bare ground. The spider is a typical inhabitant of sand dunes where it can be found within dense clumps of marram grass. In gardens the species can be found living within gravel paths. Adult females may be present throughout the year but there is a peak in recorded adults of both sexes in late spring and early summer, and again in the autumn.
Locally common in dry habitats.
Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon
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