Mitopus morio


Length: Male 4-6 mm, Female 4-8.5 mm. The female of the species of harvestman is usually larger than the male and has a dark brown saddle on a pale background; in the male the saddle is blacker.

Identification difficulty

Found mainly on low vegetation.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

Very common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

5772 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

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