Sardinidion blackwalli

    Alt Name
    Theridion blackwalli

    Length 2.5 to 5 mm. The pattern on the abdomen can be quite variable.

    Identification difficulty

    This species builds its webs mainly in and around buildings, but also in grass tussocks and on other low plants and tree trunks in a variety of habitats.

    When to see it

    Peak time is May to July.

    UK Status

    Infrequent and local in Britain occurring mainly from the Midlands southwards. There were 288 British records for this species to 2016.

    VC55 Status

    In Leicestershire the species occurs on walls and gravestones in and around churches and their churchyards where it can occur fairly regularly, but has not been recorded from vegetation within the county.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map