Lepthyphantes minutus

    Description

    Size: between 3 and 4 mm. Despite its specific name 'minutus' is one of the largest money spiders. There are two very similar Lepthyphantes species in Leicestershire and Rutland and expert help is recommended when attempting identification. Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens. 

    Habitat

    Tree trunks, old bird nests and sometimes in houses. Builds a small sheet web

    When to see it

    May to November.

    UK Status

    It is widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    2664 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map