Neriene montana

    Alt Name
    Linyphia montana
    Description

    It is recognised by the dark brown radiating lines on the carapace, a dark-edged brown abdomen with pale mottled sides and annulated legs.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Bushes and tall vegetation.

    When to see it

    Mainly seen in early summer.

    Life History

    It builds a strong horizontal web in bushes etc. Linyphia montana  is unique among spiders in having chelicerae (fangs) that continue to grow, so that they become disproportionate in size as the spider grows, literally, 'long in the tooth'.

    UK Status

    A common but local species in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    3239 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map