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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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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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Habitats

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

no subhabitat data available

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)

Recorded management for locations with Ozyptila atomaria

Recorded substrate and hydrology for locations with Ozyptila atomaria

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