Bathyphantes gracilis


    The carapace is brown and the abdomen features black bars on a grey-brown background although this colouration is variable and some specimens are wholly grey-brown or black.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Examination of the genitalia is required to confirm this species.


    Common in grassland and undergrowth of all kinds, including heathland, woodlands and marshy habitats.

    When to see it

    Adults can be found at all times of the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread and common throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    14967 British records to Jan 2013

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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