Pachygnatha clercki


4-6mm. Prosoma yellow-brown with dark margin and median stripe. Chelicerae same colour as prosoma. Opisthosoma mostly light yellow, folium vague, sometimes with dark median line. 

Identification difficulty

Pachygnatha clercki is a ground-living species usually found in wet habitats such as bogs and marshes, and on the margins of streams, rivers and lakes.

When to see it

All year round

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain, though never common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

8492 British records to Jan 2013

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map