Common Fox-spider - Alopecosa pulverulenta

    Description

    Length 5 to 10 mm. The markings of this wolf spider are variable in colouration and patterning.

    Similar Species

    Other Alopecosa species have broadly similar markings so care is needed.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Common on dry heathland areas and woodland.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    9379 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map