Summary for Troxochrus scabriculus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Troxochrus scabriculus female Copyright: Tylan Berry
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Name: Troxochrus scabriculus
Authority: (Westring, 1851)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1197
First Record: 1872
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 221
Pre-1992 hectads: 136
Total hectads: 307

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 270m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy Distribution: in much of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
Troxochrus scabriculus is restricted to dry habitats such as calcareous grassland, quarries, river shingle, haystacks and bare ground. The spider is a typical inhabitant of sand dunes where it can be found within dense clumps of marram grass. In gardens the species can be found living within gravel paths. Adult females may be present throughout the year but there is a peak in recorded adults of both sexes in late spring and early summer, and again in the autumn.

Locally common in dry habitats.

Original author of profile: R.C. Gallon

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 557 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 404 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 42 records with subhabitat information)

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

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 424 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Troxochrus scabriculus female
Troxochrus scabriculus female
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