Opilio saxatilis


    Length: 4.5 to 5 mm. This species has a distinctive white line down the centre of its back.

    Similar Species

    Opilio parietinus is similar but larger (9 mm)

    Identification difficulty

    A ground living species preferring dry and sandy places.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    1495 British records - last record 2014

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map