Summary for Ozyptila praticola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Ozyptila praticola Copyright: Tone Killick
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Ozyptila praticola
Authority: (C.L.Koch, 1837)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1283
First Record: 1845
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 332
Pre-1992 hectads: 115
Total hectads: 393

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 310m

Species text

The species is widespread in the southern half of Britain as far north as Northumberland, but with few records in the west. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe

Habitat and ecology
A species that occurs in the litter zone in a variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, parks and gardens and even disturbed areas such as quarries. In highly structured habitats the spider is able to climb to the lower branches of trees and may also be found under bark. Crocker & Daws (1996) found adults between April to November with a peak in male and female activity in June. Our data show adults recorded throughout the year, but with one peak building from April and June and a smaller peak building from July to September.


Original author of profile: J.R. Bell

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 617 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 460 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 98 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 347 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 403 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Ozyptila praticola


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