A pinkish brown spider with a rather velvety appearance. Microscopic examination of the genitalia is necessary to confirm identification.
Microscopic examination of the genitalia is necessary to confirm identification.
It is found in a large number of situations, usually at ground level, particularly in leaf litter and detritus, occasionally indoors and around houses, in the garden, on shrubs and low vegetation, trees, sometimes under loose bark and under stones. The dampness of the habitat can range from the dryness of heath to the extreme dampness of marshes.
Adults of both sexes may be found throughout the year, with peaks from late spring to mid-summer and in the autumn.
The species is widespread in most of the southern half of Britain; it is fairly common in the south but becomes very scattered in the north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
3,970 British records for this species to 2015.
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