Platnickina tincta


Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden. 28th April 2018. © Peter Hillman. This image published in Britain’s Spiders A Field Guide, 2nd edition 2020.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
28th April 2018. © Peter Hillman.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
25th April 2020. © Peter Hillman.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
25th April 2020. © Peter Hillman.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
28th April 2018. © Peter Hillman.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
28th April 2018. © Peter Hillman.

Platnickina tincta

Female discovered in garden.
25th April 2020. © Peter Hillman.

Family Theridiidae (Comb-footed spiders)

Body length 2.5-3.5 mm.

A small spider with a dark triangular-shaped marking on the carapace, and variable colouring and patterning on the abdomen.

It often occurs in the webs of other small spiders, feeding on them or the pre-wrapped parcels of food found there. Seen mainly May to July.

Usually found on low vegetation, shrubs, and the lower branches of trees. It is common and widespread throughout southern and central England, scarcer elsewhere. Native to Britain