Agelena labyrinthica

    Description

    Head and body up to 18mm long. The abdomen of the labyrinth spider features a central pale brown stripe with a darker, more greyish band on either side.  The darker bands have tiny white dashes or chevron markings running through them.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found in long, rough grass, hedgerows and low down on trees.

    When to see it

    June to October, peaking in July and August.

    Life History

    Labyrinth spiders produce a sheet web. It's so thick in places that it appears white in colour.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in England especially in the southern counties and also in Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Few records from Leicestershire and Rutland - mostly coming from the eastern side of Rutland.

    Further Information

    3,143 British records for this species to the end of 2013.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map