Evarcha falcata


    The abdomen is chestnut brown patterned with black and with a conspicuous pale crescent at the anterior end.

    Identification difficulty

    Mainly a woodland spider which occurs in the foliage of trees and on lower vegetation such as heather and gorse in woodland clearings.

    When to see it

    March to November but peaking May to August.

    UK Status

    The spider is widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain, but becomes very scattered in the north of England and Scotland. It is widespread in north-western and central Europe.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1322 British records to Jan 2013

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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