Dictyna uncinata


    A very small (3 mm) spider. This is a sexually dimorphic species - the female has a dark and light brown patterned hairy body, the male is more uniformly dark grey or blackish.

    Identification difficulty

    Scrub, hedgerows and woodland.

    When to see it

    Best from May to July.

    Life History

    It makes its mesh web across the surface of the leaves of bushes and trees.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread and fairly common in England, but with few records from the south-west, Wales or Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland

    Further Information

    4,102 British records for this species to 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map