Lepthyphantes minutus

    Description

    Size: between 3 and 4 mm. Despite its specific name 'minutus' is one of the largest money spiders. Lepthyphantes  minutus is the only one of this genus which has an all-dark carapace and banded legs, making it recognisable in the field.

    Identification difficulty
    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