Dismodicus bifrons


    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

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    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map