Snake-back Spider - Segestria senoculata

    Description

    This is an attractively marked spider which gets the English name from the row of dark coloured patches on the elongated abdomen said to resemble the markings on some poisonous snakes, such as the adder.

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    Habitat

    Lives in a tube constructed in a hole in a wall, under bark and stones or in rubble and scree, from sea-level to high altitudes.

    When to see it

    All year round, peaking from March to October.

    Life History

    This is a tube dwelling spider.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Further Information

    3,244 British records for this species to 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map