Summary for Xysticus kochi (Araneae)

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National Distribution

 
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Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Xysticus kochi
Authority: Thorell, 1872
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1694
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 200
Pre-1992 hectads: 130
Total hectads: 270

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

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Distribution
The species has a widespread but patchy and scattered Distribution: in Britain, mainly in the south. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway.

Habitat and ecology
Locket and Millidge (1951) state the species occurs fairly commonly on bushes and in undergrowth. However habitat data available suggest the spider favours warm, dry conditions, provided by open and sparsely vegetated habitats such as ruderal habitats, dunes, vegetated shingle, under-cliffs, old sand and chalk pits, south facing scarps, chalk and drier parts of grazing marsh grasslands. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May and June, but females can sometimes survive into the autumn.

Status
Local.

Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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 984 records with adult season information)


Habitats

background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 745 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 9 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 739 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 698 records with habitat detail and method information)

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