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Species Account for Ozyptila atomaria

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Ozyptila atomaria  (Panzer, 1801)
Araneae: Thomisidae

Ozyptila atomaria

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Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Essex Threatened

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Ozyptila atomaria
Ozyptila atomaria

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data   
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The species has a widespread but patchy and scattered distribution across most of Britain. In Essex it is very scarce, with a few scattered records from acid grassland, heathland and old grasslands.The spider lives within the litter layer of grasslands and heathlands, ambushing soft bodied prey. In the north many records are associated with stony habitats, where the spider occurs under stones (Harvey et al., 2002). References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 7 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 73 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 68 records with habitat detail and method information)

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