Selimus vittatus

Alternative names
Anelosimus vittatus

A small spider with a wide, rich brown band running the length of the abdomen. Carapace is light brown with a thin dark border and a broad brown median band tapering towards the rear. 

Identification difficulty

This species constructs its scaffold webs on bushes, trees and tall plants in a wide variety of habitats, perhaps with a preference for oaks.

When to see it

Both sexes are mature in late spring and summer, with a peak between May and July, females occasionally surviving through to late autumn.

UK Status

The species is fairly common in much of England, but rare elsewhere in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

3921 British records for this species to 2013

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map