Theridion pictum


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

Identification difficulty

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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map