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

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
23/05/2010 (Semper, Alan)
Last record:
13/07/2023 (Higgott, Mike)

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