Ozyptila praticola (C.L. Koch, 1837)
Probably more wide-ranging in Nottinghamshire than the distribution map would indicate. This is a spider of leaf litter and low vegetation, the one photographed being beaten from the lowest branches of a Lawson's Cypress growing among Pines at Gibraltar Plantation near Carburton in June 2018. The only other recent county records we are aware of, are both from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust reserves at Misson Carr and Walkeringham (both Williams, H.). The red mark on the spider's abdomen, may be indicative of recent parasitisation.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ozyptila praticola
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Howard Williams. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tony Kavanagh. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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