Neriene clathrata


The abdominal markings often vary in intensity, but usually show some mottling and often a whitish area towards the head.

Identification difficulty

The species is found in a wide range of habitats including grassland, heathland, marshes, scrub, woodland and gardens where it occurs on the ground in litter, vegetation and in low undergrowth.

When to see it

Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, with peaks from spring to mid-summer and in autumn.

Life History

Makes a sheet web.

UK Status

The species is widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain, becoming scattered and absent in northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

7663 British records to Jan 2013

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map