Neottiura bimaculata

    Description

    A small dark coloured spider with a broad whitish or yellowish dorsal stripe.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    The webs of this species are found on low vegetation, bushes and sometimes the lower branches of trees in a wide variety of habitats.

    When to see it

    Both sexes are mature mainly in early and mid-summer, females occasionally surviving through to the autumn.

    Life History

    Females carry their egg-sac attached to their spinners and are often encountered whilst grubbing around in rough grassland.

    UK Status

    Common in southern Britain. The species is widespread in much of England, but is apparently very locally distributed in upland areas and the north of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Further Information

    5758 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map