Hahnia helveola


Length 2.2-3mm. Prosoma yellow-brown, with distinct spot in foveal region. Opisthosoma pale yellow with dark chevrons.

Similar Species

Other Cobweb Spiders (Hahniidae)

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

This species can only be confirmed by examination of the genitalia of mature specimens. 


In forests, bogs and heathlands

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Widespread in south east England, scattered elsewhere. 

VC55 Status

Uncommon and local in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map

Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
18/11/2019 (Cann, Alan)
Last record:
19/11/2019 (Cann, Alan)

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