Gracile Sheetweb Weaver, Small Shield Sheetweaver

Bathyphantes gracilis (Blackwall, 1841)

The carapace is brown and the abdomen features black bars on a grey-brown background although this colouration is variable and some specimens are wholly grey-brown or black. (britishspiders.org.uk)

Gracile Sheetweb Weaver, Small Shield Sheetweaver

Identification

The carapace is brown and the abdomen features black bars on a grey-brown background although this colouration is variable and some specimens are wholly grey-brown or black. (britishspiders.org.uk)

ORDER

Arachnida

FAMILY

Linyphiidae

TYPE

Spiders

Widespread across the UK. Common in grassland and undergrowth, including heathland, woodlands and marshy habitats (britishspiders.org.uk)

Grassland, woodland, wetlands

Coming soon

They can be seen all year round, mainly in summer and autumn

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LATIN NAME

Bathyphantes gracilis

Size (MM)

Body length male: 1.5-2 mm Body length female: 1.9-2.5 mm

iucn Status
lc