It is recognised by the dark brown radiating lines on the carapace, a dark-edged brown abdomen with pale mottled sides and annulated legs.
Bushes and tall vegetation.
Mainly seen in early summer.
It builds a strong horizontal web in bushes etc. This species is unique among spiders in having chelicerae (fangs) that continue to grow, so that they become disproportionate in size as the spider grows, literally, 'long in the tooth'.
A common but local species in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
3239 British records to Jan 2013
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