Erigone dentipalpis


    A small spider, male: 1.9-2.5 mm, female: 1.8-2.6 mm. It has a brown/blackish abdomen and blackish head.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Tibial spines: 2-2-2-1
    TmIV: No
    TmI: 0.40-0.50

    Recording advice

    Confirmation requires examination of genitals of mature specimens. 


    Found in a wide range of habitats.

    When to see it

    Adults can be found all through the year, with peak numbers in summer.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in most of Britain, possibly becoming more scattered in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland but under recorded because of identification difficulty.

    Further Information

    8321 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map