Platnickina tincta

    Alternative names
    Theridion tinctum, Keijia tincta

    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 Platnickina tincta but it is likely to be this species, it is highlighted in a red box

    Identification difficulty

    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

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map