Bury Wildlife

Spiders 2

Theridiidae (Comb foot spiders)


anelosimus vittatus 2-3 mmvariable marking in part spins webs o bushes and lower plants and dead flower heads. spring summer common,


enoplognatha ovata has several colour forms but. Pair spots on  abdomen aleays presemt. On low plants.


Tetragnatha extensa/montana Difficult species to identify as there are other similar species. Found on low growing vegetation, often near water or boggy areas. Found on low growing vegetation, often near water or boggy areas

Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders) These are hunting spider which can run and jump at ground level. They hunt day or night and females can be seen carrying large egg sacs. Often seen at gound level.


Alopecosa pulverulenta found in grassland and open areas


pardosa amentata common wolf spider


Pirate Wolf Spider - Pirata piraticus It is usually associated with marshy places and near to water where it hunts along the banks and on the water's surface thanks to water repellent hairs on its legs. common.


pirata hygrophilus This is a common spider, predominantly of damp habitats but including woodland. Not as large a species as some of the Pardosa's, Pirata hygrophilus can partly be identified in the field by the indistinct white dots on the abdomen, which is also noticeably reddish


pirata latitans Rarer than the last two and found like these in marshy areas White spots on abdomen and banded legs tentartive.


Trochosa terricola wolf spider  The females are 15 mm and the males are 10 mm. Both sexes are dark brown with a pale band running the length of the carapace and continuing to the first half of the abdomen. Common


trochusa ruricola dark knees on front legs found dam wall 10/03/12

Amaurobiidae, funnel weavers

Amaurobius similis lives in holes in wallsand around buildings but equallly inleaf litter and trees. common.


Amaurobius fenestralis This brown spider has a pale oval ring marking on its abdomen which has a dark ' mark in its centre. It often has orange/brown chevrons below this. Found under bark and stones. Predatory on many other invertebrates. Common.


Agelenidae, funnel weavers, grass spiders coalotes atropos This species lives under stones and logs where it builds a tube-shaped web. At the end of the season the mother dies and is eaten by her offspring. similar species exist but is south UK.


Clubionidae, sac spiders Clubiona stagnatilis likes damp areas.This was found on Spenmoor ponds. common


Gnaphosidae, ground spiders drassodes lapidosus/cuprea first muvhj more common. moves through plant litter


Salticadae Jumping spiders

Salticus scenicus Zebra Spider The black stripes make them easily recognisable; the female has a black abdomen with white stripes whereas the male has a brown abdomen with white stripes. Theyhunt cat-like for prey, eating anything up to their own size. Common


Coelotes atropos This species lives under stones and logs where it builds a tube-shaped web. End of season eaton by her young . Common in estern england


llepthyphantes Genus poss tenuis dam wall 10/03/12


sac spider clubiona poss corticalis holcombe moor 12/03/12


clubiona corticalis radcliffe ees

Linyphiidae, Sheet web, dwarf or money spiders

Linyphia triangularis

A small but well-marked spider with a tuning fork shaped mark on the carapace behind the eyes. Makes sheet web common.

Neriene montana

It is recognised by the dark brown radiating lines on the carapace, a dark-edged brown abdomen with pale mottled sides and annulated legs

It builds a strong horizontal web in bushes etc. Common.

Erigone spider

Erigone is a genus of spiders of the araneomorphae sub-order and the Linyphiidae family. They are carnivorous, preying on small insects . Common and small


Tetragnathidae Stretch spiders or long jawed orb weavers

Metellina mengei It is to be found all year round, but may be more prevalent over the winter and spring period through to early summer. Similar species males of M. segmentata have hairs on the underside of the first leg . This has long hairs under tarsus 1 so mengei


Metellina segmentata similar to above this specimin has much shorter hair on tarsus 1 than M. Menge so M. Segmentata

Theridiidae (Comb foot spiders) & Tetragnathidae

Lycosidae (Wolf Spiders)

Amaurobiidae, Agelenidae, Clubionidae, Gnaphosidae, Salticadae

Linyphiidae & Tetragnathidae