Summary for Ozyptila trux (Araneae)

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Ozyptila trux female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Ozyptila trux
Authority: (Blackwall, 1846)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 3808
First Record: 1846
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 555
Pre-1992 hectads: 415
Total hectads: 818

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 758m

Species text

The species is widespread, but scattered in much of Britain. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
O. trux has a wide habitat niche, occurring in all types of wet and dry grassland, heath and woodland, from sea level to 350 m in Kirkcudbrightshire (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Although Merrett (1967) recorded adults from May to September, there is some suggestion that this spider may be similar in phenology to O. atomaria with adults throughout the year (Roberts 1995). The spider may spend much of the season inactive or within the upper zone of the vegetation thus avoiding capture. Our data show adults have been recorded throughout the year, with males from February to November, but mainly in May, June and July.

Local, but more common in the north and west.

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 1568 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 1252 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 62 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 1124 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 1577 records with habitat detail and method information)

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