Lathys humilis

Lathys humilis (Blackwall, 1855)

A small and distinctly marked spider. Prosoma light brown, with darker margin and radial stripes. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae light brown. Legs light grey, distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma greenish brown, dorsally with blackish or red-brown pattern consisting of longitudinal lines and chevrons.

Lathys humilis

Identification

A small and distinctly marked spider. Prosoma light brown, with darker margin and radial stripes. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae light brown. Legs light grey, distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma greenish brown, dorsally with blackish or red-brown pattern consisting of longitudinal lines and chevrons.

ORDER

Arachnida

FAMILY

Dictynidae

TYPE

Spiders

The species is widely distributed in the southern half of Britain, but with very few records from Scotland or the west. Found in bushes and trees, particularly oak, holly, yew and pine.

Woodland

Coming soon

Juveniles over-winter, adults occur mainly in May and June, with females persisting into July or even September.

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LATIN NAME

Lathys humilis

Size (MM)

Body length male: 1.75-2.5 mm Body length female: 1.75-2.8 mm

iucn Status
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