Cryphoeca silvicola


    A small spider ranging from 2.5 to 3.9 mm in length.

    Photo ID?

    This species is commonly found in leaf litter in woodlands where it may be abundant, and also occurs under bark. In addition C. silvicola inhabits higher ground where the spider may be found under stones on the moors.

    When to see it

    Adults have been recorded throughout the year but mainly in spring and early summer, and in the autumn.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in western and northern Britain, but is absent from East Anglia and south-east England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Further Information

    2124 British records for this species to 2017

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map