Floronia bucculenta


    Length. 4 to 5 mm. Prosoma yellowish with wide black margins extending to the eye area. A median strip or another type of prosoma drawing is not pronounced. Opisthosoma dorsally brown to grey base colour and a clear white spot or plate-like marbling, dark longitudinal median line. Ventral usually also with a dark longitudinal band. Legs yellowish with dark bands on the joints.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Distinctive appearance. Tibial spines: 2222

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    Occurs on bushes and low vegetation in damp places in a variety of habitats.

    When to see it

    Adults mostly found in summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    The species is widespread in much of England, especially the south east, but infrequent.

    VC55 Status

    Generally uncommon. 

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