A small (2 to 3mm) sheetweb spider. Positive identification requires careful examination of male palps (4-5 long spines on patella) or female epigyne.
Usually found in woodland litter and leaf litter under scrub and in hedgerows. Sometimes found in grasslands, quarries, urban wasteland and gardens.
Adults can be found throughout the year with peaks in spring, early summer and autumn.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Probably common, but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
6566 British records for this species to 2018.
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