Black Lace-weaver Spider - Amaurobius ferox
Female to 16 mm; male to 12 mm. This spider usually has a dark abdomen with a wide and paler 'cardiac' mark but this is often reduced to a series of pale spots.
Often found in cellars, houses and gardens.
Adult females all year; males in spring and autumn.
Builds an irregular, lace-like web around a rudimentary funnel.
It is widespread and frequent in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
1,311 British records for this species to 2015.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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