Oedothorax apicatus


    This is a very small, dark bodied spider with red/brown legs.

    Identification difficulty

    The species is a frequent aeronaut that occurs in most habitats. It is characteristic of open disturbed habitats such as disturbed grasslands, agricultural fields and river shingles.

    When to see it

    All year, peaking in late spring and summer and especially in July.

    Life History

    It is predominantly a night active species.

    UK Status

    The species is fairly frequent and widespread in much of central and eastern England, but scattered elsewhere.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1883 British records for this species to 2014.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map