Labulla thoracica


    Even immature specimens are readily identifiable from the three white patches on the underside of the abdomen, so it is a species which can be identified throughout the year.

    Identification difficulty

    The spider has been recorded from damp, shady places in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, limestone pavement, unmanaged grassland, overhanging banks, gardens, and houses. It is found under loose dead bark, in hollow trees and at the base of trees, in holes, in ivy, under logs and stones, in bird boxes, in cellars and outhouses, in webs across drains and rocks.

    When to see it

    Adults of both sexes are found mainly between August and October, but females and occasionally males can be found in most months.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1910 British records to 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map