Gonatium rubens


    A small, shiny, reddish brown spider.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in a variety of open habitats, in grass tussocks, mosses and gorse.

    When to see it

    All year round peaking August to October, with female numbers spiking again in April and May.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    5874 British records for this species to 2013.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map