Nemastoma bimaculatum

Description

This is a small but distinctive harvestman. The white spots behind the head, pale stripe on the abdomen and relatively short legs make it easy to identify.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Mainly a woodland species, it lives on the ground.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

It predates on small creatures that it can overpower.

UK Status

Very common and widespread throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

6463 British records - last record 2014

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Species group:
harvestman (Opiliones)
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Opiliones
Family:
Nemastomatidae
Records on NatureSpot:
49
First record:
30/09/1987 (Derek Lott)
Last record:
30/11/2023 (Cann, Alan)

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