Monocephalus fuscipes


This is a very small (2 mm) spider. The colouring is variable, but the abdomen is usually brown or black.

Photo ID?

Often found in leaf litter in its preferred habitat of broad-leaved and coniferous woodland, but it has also been recorded in other habitats including rocky heathland, grassland and disused quarries.

When to see it

Adults are found throughout the year, with peaks in the spring and early summer, and in the autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

6452 British records to Jan 2013.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map