Neriene peltata

    Description

    The carapace has a dark medial band which broadens to cover the head. The abdomen has a brown band with zig-zag edges. The legs are unmarked.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found in low bushes and in grasses.

    When to see it

    Spring to autumn.

    Life History

    It makes a sheet web.

    UK Status

    This is a common and widespread species in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map