Ozyptila praticola

Ozyptila praticola

A reddish-brown species of Thomisidae which has fairly distinctive patternation, except in the females. Body length up to 4mm.

It feeds on other invertebrates.

The adults are seen primarily in spring and summer, but may be seen throughout the year. Found in various habitats, including woodland, hedgerows, parks and gardens. It can be found under bark, on moss, leaf detritus, low vegetation and on trees and shrubs. Common and widespread in the south, scarcer elsewhere.

Photograph of Ozyptila praticola taken May 2014, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon D7300, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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