Theridion pictum

    Description

    Size 4 to 5 mm. This is an attractively patterned mothercare spider.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Frequent in relatively damp terrain, in herbaceous and bush layer.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    Life History

    Builds an untidy web, often in thistles.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in much of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    636 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