Entelecara acuminata


    Males: 1.82 mm, females: 2.1 to 2.3 mm. Inconspicuous but generally dark. Males have elevated eyes. 

    Similar Species

    Other Entelecara species. 

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • Tibial spines: 2-2-1-1;  
    • Metatarsus IV: trichobothrium present;  
    • Position of TmI by range: 0.40 to 0.49.
    Recording advice

    Microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity.


    Grassland and scrub. 

    When to see it

    All year round

    UK Status

    Widespread in much of Britain, becoming scattered in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Widespread but uncommon or 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