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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map