Porrhomma pygmaeum


Length 2 or 3 mm. This is a small dark blackish spider with paler legs.

Identification difficulty

The main habitat for this species is in damp marshy places. However it is a common aeronaut and can be found in many habitats at all levels, from woodland leaf litter, through grassland of many types, and upwards into shrub and canopy layers.

When to see it

Adults of both sexes can be found at any time of year, with a peak in spring and early summer.

UK Status

The species is widespread in much of England, Wales and the east of Scotland, scattered elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

3855 British records for this species to 2013.

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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