Summary for Textrix denticulata (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Textrix denticulata Copyright: Peter Harvey
Identification difficulty rating: 2
Name: Textrix denticulata
Authority: (Olivier, 1789)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Agelenidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1880
First Record: 1858
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 476
Pre-1992 hectads: 279
Total hectads: 635

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy distribution in much of Britain but is relatively uncommon in the south-east of England. It is widespread across the whole of Europe.

Habitat and ecology
This spider can be found on stony ground, in rocky crevices, on low vegetation, under bark, and on low bushes, inland and by the sea, including amongst stones on the upper shoreline. It also occurs on the hills of northern England, where it is often found in the cracks of stone walls. In Scotland it is equally common in houses (Roberts 1995). In south-eastern England there are records from sparsely vegetated rail ballast at disused railway sites. Both sexes are mainly found from early to mid-summer but females can be found at most times of the year and males have occasionally been recorded into November. The small, whitish web with a perfectly tubular retreat is characteristic.

Common in the north. However in the south of England it is much more restricted and in the south-east it is only occasionally encountered.

Authors of profile: Doug Marriott & Geoff Oxford

Roberts, M.J. 1995. Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. London: HarperCollins.

 Account last edited by Geoff Oxford at 16:09 on Thu 7th Jun 2018.

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 543 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 805 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 47 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 318 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 476 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Textrix denticulata (f)
Textrix denticulata (f)
Lively one in a garden storage box
Lively one in a garden storage box
Textrix denticulata New Galloway
Textrix denticulata New Galloway
Textrix denticulata woodland
Textrix denticulata woodland
Textrix denticulata garden
Textrix denticulata garden
T.denticulata spinneret and abdomen
T.denticulata spinneret and abdomen
T. denticulata at Heeley City Farm
T. denticulata at Heeley City Farm
Female Textrix denticulata
Female Textrix denticulata
Textrix denticulata Orkney
Textrix denticulata Orkney
Textrix denticulata
Textrix denticulata
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