Episinus angulatus

    Description

    A small, mottled brownish tangle-web spider. The body is rather thin, the flat abdomen broadens a little bit near the end. Females grow up to 5.5 mm, males slightly smaller.

    Similar Species

    Episinus truncatus – microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity.

    Habitat

    Grassland and scrub. 

    When to see it

    Summer, peaking in May and June, females persisting occasionally until September.

    UK Status

    Generally uncommon. 

    VC55 Status

    Local and rare 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