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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map