Erigonella hiemalis


Body length male: 1.45 to 1.6 mm. Body length female: 1.5 to 2 mm. Tibial apophysis with a distinctly spined and a slightly bent process. Paracymbium distally bipartite. Prosoma brown to dark brown. Legs yellow-brown to brown, with basally brighter tibia. Opisthosoma bright yellowish grey to black-grey.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


In different habitats, frequent in humid moss and the litter layer of well wooded areas.

When to see it

Adults have been recorded throughout the year with a main peak in spring and early summer.

UK Status

The species is widespread throughout much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map