Neriene clathrata

    Description

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

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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

    UK Map