Leiobunum blackwalli

    Description

    The 'saddle' of the female is black and widens posteriorly and terminates abruptly. The male has a red-brown, round body with a white ring around the eyes.

    Similar Species

    The male is very similar to L. rotundum but the ring round the eyes is pale in this species and black in L. rotundum.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland and gardens.

    When to see it

    Mainly from May to November.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in most of England and Wales, but scarcer in the far north of England and in Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1575 British records - last record 2014

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map