Common Candy-striped Spider - Enoplognatha ovata
Approximately 6mm from front of head to back of abdomen. There is a pale creamy-green coloured variety (form lineata), a form with two red stripes along the abdomen (redimita form) and another variation where the two red stripes are replaced by a single thick red strip (form ovata). The black spots on both sides of the abdomen are present in all three forms.
This species can only be reliably separated from Enoplognatha latimana by detailed examination with a microscope or good lens.
Hedgerows, grassland and gardens.
May to October.
Feeds on small insects.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
10344 British records to Jan 2013
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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