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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map