Candy-striped Spider

Enoplognatha ovata (Clerck, 1757)

Light yellow prosoma, with narrow, black margin and dark median stripe. Sternum light yellow, with black margin and median stripe. Bright, almost white legs, Tibia I always with black terminal ring. Bright, whitish opisthosoma, dorsally often with grey or shiny red pattern and black spots, ventrally with broad, black median stripe.

Candy-striped Spider

Identification

Light yellow prosoma, with narrow, black margin and dark median stripe. Sternum light yellow, with black margin and median stripe. Bright, almost white legs, Tibia I always with black terminal ring. Bright, whitish opisthosoma, dorsally often with grey or shiny red pattern and black spots, ventrally with broad, black median stripe.

ORDER

Arachnida

FAMILY

Theridiidae

TYPE

Spiders

Widespread in the UK, found in open habitats containing broad leaved vegetation.

Woodland, gardens

Coming soon

Adults June – August

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LATIN NAME

Enoplognatha ovata

Size (MM)

Body length male: 3-5 mm Body length female: 6-7.2 mm

iucn Status
lc