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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map