Harpactea hombergi


5 to 7 mm. Carapace dark brown, tapering towards head area with six eyes. Abdomen grey-brown, tubular. Legs annulated. 

Identification difficulty
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Under stones and bark, in ivy, dry litter and detritus. It has been recorded in gardens and sometimes houses.

When to see it

All year. 

UK Status

Widely distributed. 

VC55 Status

Widespread but local in Leicestershire and Rutland. 

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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