Nigma walckenaeri

Nigma walckenaeri

This is a 4.5mm (0.2in) long green gem of a spider which I discovered a few of them on my climbing roses. Note the marble like patterning on the abdomen and the thin white marginal hairs. The males have a reddish-brown head and carapace, so this must be a female.

Nigma walckenaeri

Seen spring through to autumn, on trees and bushes, often in suburban gardens and parks. Quite an uncommon species and tends to be regional, so very pleased with this find.

Nigma walckenaeri

Nigma walckenaeri

Nigma walckenaeri


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England, July 2017.