Theridion melanurum

    Description

    A small spider at around 3 mm. The species is quite variable and the zig-zag band of the abdomen can be white or barely visible. The head is dark and quite shiny.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    T. melanurum is usually found on buildings and around habitation.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England but less common elsewhere in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    888 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map