Cnephalocotes obscurus

Description

Males 1.5 to 1.9mm, females 1.5 to 2 mm. Prosoma black-brown. Legs yellow-orange to brown. Opisthosoma dark grey to black with distinct impressed dots.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitalia of mature specimens.

Habitat

Found in a wide variety of habitats including acid, neutral and calcareous grassland, rocky moorland, broad-leaved woodland and disused quarries and gravel pits.

When to see it

All year. 

UK Status

Widespread throughout much of Britain but with a patchy and scattered distribution.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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MAP KEY:

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

UK Map