Bathyphantes gracilis


The carapace is brown and the abdomen features black bars on a grey-brown background although this colouration is variable and some specimens are wholly grey-brown or black.

Photo ID?

Common in grassland and undergrowth of all kinds, including heathland, woodlands and marshy habitats.

When to see it

Adults can be found at all times of the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.

UK Status

The species is widespread and common throughout most of Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

14967 British records to Jan 2013

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map