Dismodicus bifrons

Description

Males: 1.7 to 2.1 mm, Females: 2 to 2.5 mm.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance
  • Tibial spines: 1111.
  • TmIV present.  
  • Epigyne/palps characteristic. 
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required. If the photo doesn't show the key ID features then in the comments box describe the size and identifying characters you have observed.

Habitat

An actively ballooning spider particularly abundant in grassland and scrub.

When to see it

Spring to Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread throughout much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map