Gonatium rubens


A small, shiny, reddish brown spider.

Photo ID?

Found in a variety of open habitats, in grass tussocks, mosses and gorse.

When to see it

All year round peaking August to October, with female numbers spiking again in April and May.

UK Status

Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

5874 British records for this species to 2013.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map