Harpactea hombergi

    Description

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

    Similar Species

    Woodlouse Spider, Dysdera crocata.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

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    Habitat

    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. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map