Paroligolophus agrestis

    Description

    Small, short legged species, legs characteristically thicker in the 40% or so nearest the body. Silvery-grey to pinkish brown dorsal, light stripe on the back, trident with five teeth. Females up to 4.5mm, males 3.6mm. Mature from July and in mild winters until March. Gential operculum on ventral side is distinctive. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It often lives in trees but can also be found in ground vegetation.

    When to see it

    From late summer into winter.

    UK Status

    A common and abundant harvestman throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    5431 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