Diplostyla concolor


    A small, dark brown or blackish species. Length about 3 mm. The female epigyne is highly characteristic with a very long scapus, unvarying in width.

    Identification difficulty

    D. concolor is found in a wide variety of situations, usually at ground level. It can be found in grassland (probably being commonest on calcareous grassland), broad-leaved and mixed woodlands, hedgerows, marsh and waterside vegetation, moss, leaf litter and under ground cover such as stones and is especially common in disturbed situations. It usually occurs in small mixed-sex groups under stones, pieces of wood, rubbish, etc.

    When to see it

    Adults of both sexes are commonly recorded throughout the year.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in Britain but becoming very scattered and patchy in the west and north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    6851 British records for this species to 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map