Hylyphantes graminicola


    Males: 2.25 to 2.6 mm, females: 2.5 to 3.0 mm.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • Tibial spines: 2-2-1-1
    • TmIV: present
    • TmI: 0.58 to 0.68
    Recording advice

    Confirmation requires microscopic examination of the genitalia of adult specimens.


    Favours Gorse but can also be found on Hawthorn and Blackthorn.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in southern Britain. 

    VC55 Status

    Widespread but local in Leicestershire and Rutland. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map