Phrurolithus festivus


An ant mimic and a distinctive and well marked small spider.

Identification difficulty

Often found on the ground or under stones etc.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

It is surface active during the daytime and is often found in the company of ants.

UK Status

Phrurolithus festivus is fairly frequent in southern Britain, less common further north.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

2,816 British records for this species to 2015.

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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