Nigma walckenaeri


Nigma walckenaeri male

A male discovered in garden. 15th September 2020. © Peter Hillman

Nigma walckenaeri

A female discovered in garden.
9th July 2017. © Peter Hillman

Nigma walckenaeri

A female discovered in garden.
9th July 2017. © Peter Hillman

Nigma walckenaeri

A female discovered in garden.
9th July 2017. © Peter Hillman

Family Dictynidae (Meshweb spiders)

Body length 3-5 mm.

An attractive spider with green marble-like patterning on the abdomen and thin white marginal hairs. The male has a reddish-brown head and carapace, where as the female is completely green.

Seen Summer to autumn, and found on trees and bushes, often in suburban gardens and parks. Quite an uncommon species and tends to be regional. Recorded from central-eastern England and the Thames and Severn valleys. Virtually absent elsewhere. A non-native species, first recorded in Great Britain in 1880.