Trochosa terricola


    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.

    Similar Species

    T. ruricola is similar but has a light cardiac mark wheras in T. terricola it is dark.

    Identification difficulty

    Under stones, particularly in damp habitats.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Relatively common and very widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    10299 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map