Summary for Oecobius navus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Oecobius navus - adult male Copyright: Nik Nimbus
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Name: Oecobius navus
Authority: Blackwall, 1859
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Oecobiidae

Records: 3
First Record: 2015
Latest Record: 2019

1992-on hectads: 2
Pre-1992 hectads: 0
Total hectads: 2

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Species text

Oecobius navus is a Mediterranean species which has only been recorded inside buildings North of the Alps. In Britain it has been recorded from three localities, in the Natural History Museum, London in the 1970s, in an office at the University of York in 2015 and inside a house in Brighton, in 2018. On the European continent it has been recorded in nature from all of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and inside buildings from Germany, the Low Countries and Finland.

Habitat and ecology
In Britain it has only been collected inside buildings. Elsewhere in Europe it is recorded from garrigue, oak woods, heathlands and under stones.

Not assigned. In Britain this is clearly an introduced species, unknown in the wild.


Adult Season

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Oecobius navus Dorsal
Oecobius navus Dorsal
Oecobius navus - adult male
Oecobius navus - adult male
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