Gnathonarium dentatum

    Description

    2-3mm long, prosoma brown, eye region, foveal area and radial stripes darker. Legs orange-yellow. Opisthosoma grey-black, dorsally with brighter longitudinal stripes.

    This is one of the 'money spiders' in the Linyphidae family - which has more UK species than any other. Most are small and need microscopic examination to identify.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • Tibial spines: 2-2-1-1
    • TmIV: yes
    • TmI: 0.60-0.68
    Recording advice

    Examination of the genitalia is required to confirm this species.

    Habitat

    Often in open habitats near water, prefers humid conditions.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Widespread through most of southern Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Widespread in suitable habitat.

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