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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map