The name is of this species is confusing - some D. minuta specimens grow bigger than D. ornata. Typically pale gold and less pigmented than D. ornata (dorso-anterior pigmentation lacking in particular). Dark pigment streak on abdomen is similar to D. ornata.
On the ground in damp places such as leaf litter and on vegetation.
All year round.
A common species found throughout Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland unknown, probably under recorded.
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