Sardinidion blackwalli

Sardinidion blackwalli

Discovered in garden. 10th June 2014. © Peter Hillman

Family Theridiidae Family Theridiidae (Comb-footed spiders)

Body length 2-3 mm.

There is only 1 British species in the Sardinidion genus. It can have variable abdominal markings, and the carapace is brown with a darker head area. The legs are yellowish-brown with dark annulations.

Seen May to July, and found amongst grass and low vegetation, on tree trunks and in or around buildings, in various habitats. Local but widespread in central and southern England, scarce elsewhere. A natve species.