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.
Found in long, rough grass, hedgerows and low down on trees.
June to October, peaking in July and August.
Labyrinth spiders produce a sheet web. It's so thick in places that it appears white in colour.
Fairly frequent in England especially in the southern counties and also in Wales.
Few records from Leicestershire and Rutland - mostly coming from the eastern side of Rutland.
3,143 British records for this species to the end of 2013.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015