Invisible Spider - Drapetisca socialis


The white on the abdomen varies but the pattern on the carapace is recognisable. They are smallish spiders, up to 4 mm.

Photo ID?

This spider is usually found on the lower trunks of trees, particularly Beech.

Life History

It spins a very fine web which is almost invisible to the naked eye.

UK Status

Can be very common and is found over much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

1979 British records to Jan 2013

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map