Micaria pulicaria


    A distinctive pattern of white on the dark abdomen help with identification.

    Identification difficulty

    M. pulicaria is often to be found in open areas of short vegetation where there are scattered stones or small beds of stones.

    When to see it

    Peak time is late spring to mid-summer.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread and fairly frequent throughout most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Further Information

    3,389 British records for this species to 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map