Summary for Urozelotes rusticus (Araneae)

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Identification difficulty rating: 4
Name: Urozelotes rusticus
Authority: (L.Koch, 1872)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Gnaphosidae
IUCN status: NA

Records: 15
First Record: 1886
Latest Record: 1994

1992-on hectads: 1
Pre-1992 hectads: 8
Total hectads: 9

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There are scattered records from Yorkshire southwards. U. rusticus appears to have a wid and varied Distribution: worldwide (Platnick & Murphy 1984), occurring in temperate regions of both hemispheres.

Habitat and ecology
It appears to be associated with man and is typically found on the walls of houses, much as Scotophaeus blackwalli. The author has collected specimens from the walls of a basement flat in New York and near Park Headquarters at 1800 m on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah).

Very rare, with only sporadic records in Britain during the past century, none recent. It is possibly an erratic visitor which does not appear to have become established.

Original author of profile: J.A. Murphy

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

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