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

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map