Lathys humilis


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Identification difficulty

The spider occurs on bushes and trees in woodland and scrub, and can be beaten off oak, holly, yew, pines, gorse, etc. It may also be fairly common on ornamental evergreens and privet hedges in parks and gardens.

When to see it

Juveniles over-winter in leaf litter, brushwood, under bark and other similar situations. Adults occur mainly in May and June, with females persisting into July or even September.

UK Status

The species is widely distributed in the southern half of Britain, but with very few records from Scotland or the west.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Further Information

1,971 British records for this species to 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map