Summary for Xysticus kochi (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Xysticus kochi female Copyright: Esmond Brown
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Name: Xysticus kochi
Authority: Thorell, 1872
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Thomisidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 1994
First Record: 1878
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 265
Pre-1992 hectads: 130
Total hectads: 326

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 750m

Species text

The species has a widespread but patchy and scattered Distribution: in Britain, mainly in the south. It is widespread in western and central Europe as far north as southern Norway.

Habitat and ecology
Locket and Millidge (1951) state the species occurs fairly commonly on bushes and in undergrowth. However habitat data available suggest the spider favours warm, dry conditions, provided by open and sparsely vegetated habitats such as ruderal habitats, dunes, vegetated shingle, under-cliffs, old sand and chalk pits, south facing scarps, chalk and drier parts of grazing marsh grasslands. Adults of both sexes are found mainly in May and June, but females can sometimes survive into the autumn.


Original author of profile: P.R. Harvey

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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Adult Season Data (based on 1257 records with adult season information)


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Broad Habitat Data (based on 817 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 17 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 877 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 872 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Xysticus kochi (f)
Xysticus kochi (f)
Xysticus kochi female
Xysticus kochi female
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