Leiobunum blackwalli


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

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

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

UK Map