Gongylidium rufipes


    A small dark bodied spider. Detailed examination is needed for correct identification.

    Identification difficulty

    Gongylidium rufipes occurs mainly in undergrowth and on bushes and trees in woodland but also in damp and wet situations and in a wide variety of other habitats including leaf litter.

    When to see it

    Adults occur mostly in summer but may be found at any time of year.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in most of Britain except the extreme north.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    4,687 British records for this species to 2014.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map