Sitticus pubescens

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map