Oedothorax apicatus


This is a very small, dark bodied spider with red/brown legs.

Photo ID?

The species is a frequent aeronaut that occurs in most habitats. It is characteristic of open disturbed habitats such as disturbed grasslands, agricultural fields and river shingles.

When to see it

All year, peaking in late spring and summer and especially in July.

Life History

It is predominantly a night active species.

UK Status

The species is fairly frequent and widespread in much of central and eastern England, but scattered elsewhere.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Further Information

1883 British records for this species to 2014.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map