A small, mottled brownish tangle-web spider. The body is rather thin, the flat abdomen broadens a little bit near the end. Females grow up to 5.5 mm, males slightly smaller.
Episinus truncatus – microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity.
Microscopic examination of genitalia is required to confirm identity.
Grassland and scrub.
Summer, peaking in May and June, females persisting occasionally until September.
Local and rare in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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