Keijia tincta

    Alt Name
    Theridion tinctum, Platnickina tincta
    Description

    Small (2.5 to 3.5 mm). Even though this small spider is quite distinctively marked, accurate identification is difficult without detailed examination. If we cannot be certain that an image is Theridion tinctum but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Various habitats including woodland.

    When to see it

    Most of the year but peak time is from May to July.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in England.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    2462 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map