Summary for Trochosa terricola (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Trochosa terricola Female Copyright: Bryan Formstone
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Name: Trochosa terricola
Authority: Thorell, 1856
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Lycosidae
IUCN status: LC

Records: 12548
First Record: 1820
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 1003
Pre-1992 hectads: 802
Total hectads: 1391

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 900m

Species text

The species is widespread in most of Britain. It is widespread in western and central Europe.

Habitat and ecology
The spider is found in a wide range of habitats, including woodland, grassland, heathland and industrial sites, under such things as stones and logs, but showing a preference for drier, heathy conditions, although in bogs and marshes it may often be taken in pitfall traps. Unlike T. ruricola it can be common in upland areas (J. Newton, pers. comm.). Adults of both sexes have been recorded from March to November, mainly from spring to mid-summer.


Original author of profile: W.J. Partridge

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 4946 records with adult season information)


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Broad subhabitat Data (based on 311 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 4403 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 5049 records with habitat detail and method information)

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Trochosa terricola (female)
Trochosa terricola (female)
Trochosa terricola (male)
Trochosa terricola (male)
Trochosa terricola Female
Trochosa terricola Female
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