A wolf spider - the female has a reddish abdomen and the male has darkened front legs. The two short lines on the carapace are diagnostic of Trochosa species.
T. ruricola is similar but has a light cardiac mark wheras in T. terricola it is dark.
Under stones, particularly in damp habitats.
All year round.
Relatively common and very widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
10299 British records to Jan 2013
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