Theridion varians

    Description

    A small variable species. The abdomen is usually a pale green, and often brightly patterned with red, but some individuals show very little red in the pattern.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Trees, bushes and fences.

    When to see it

    Summer - peak May to July.

    Life History

    Makes a small tangled web amongst foliage.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout Britain, fewer records from Wales and the south west.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Further Information

    4297 British records to Jan 2013

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map