Kaestneria pullata


    Males: 2 to 3 mm, females: 2 to 3.2 mm. Variable in appearance but generally dark, abdomen often with paler chevrons.

    Similar Species

    Kaestneria dorsalis

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • Tibial spines 2-2-2-2;
    • TmIV: absent;
    • TmI: 0.20 to 0.29
    Recording advice

    Microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity.


    Grassland and scrub. 

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in much of Britain, becoming scattered in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Common and widespread 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