Trochosa ruricola (De Geer, 1778)
A common spider, often present in damp areas under stones. Trochosa ruricola is quite distinctive, large and stocky in appearance with a narrow light central band along part of the abdomen. We found several adults under stones in an area of Warsop Main Pit Top that often floods in wet weather and at nearby Warsop sand quarry in September 2012. The female is shown in the upper two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trochosa ruricola
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Liam Andrews. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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