Sitticus pubescens

    Alternative names
    Attulus pubescens, Hypositticus pubescens.

    A small (5 mm) but spritely jumping spider with a large and quite angular head and a hairy body patterned with browns, black and light greys.

    Similar Species

    Other species in this genus. 

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Identification of this species  "Requires examination at high magnification in good lighting, typically examination of the genitalia." Bee, L., Oxford, G., & Smith, H. (2020). Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide. Second Edition. Princeton University Press.


    This spider is usually found around human habitations, sometimes under stones and sometimes in houses. In more open environments it may be seen resting on fence posts etc.

    When to see it

    Mainly spring to autumn.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    512 British records to Jan 2013

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