Antistea elegans

Description

Length 2.5 to 4 mm. Prosoma yellow-brown to reddish yellow, with dark spots. Opisthosoma dark grey-brown with bright areas.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Identification of this species "Requires examination at high magnification in good lighting, typically examination of the genitalia." Bee, L., Oxford, G., & Smith, H. (2020). Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide. Second Edition. Princeton University Press.

Habitat

In damp places, near water.

When to see it

Spring-Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland in suitable habitat.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Species group:
Spiders
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Araneae
Family:
Hahniidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
19/09/2022 (Cann, Alan)
Last record:
19/09/2022 (Cann, Alan)

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