Gongylidium rufipes


A small dark bodied spider. Detailed examination is needed for correct identification.

Photo ID?

Gongylidium rufipes occurs mainly in undergrowth and on bushes and trees in woodland but also in damp and wet situations and in a wide variety of other habitats.

When to see it

Adults occur mostly from early to mid-summer.

UK Status

The species is widespread in most of Britain except the extreme north.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

4,687 British records for this species to 2014.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map