Females 2.1 to 3.0 mm, males 2.0 to 2.3 mm.
Tibial spines: 2-2-1-1
Prosoma (cephalothorax) brown-orange-brown, male: with a crown.
Opisthosoma (abdomen) grey dorsally with lighter longitudinal stripes.
Female epigyne and male pedipalps are characteristic.
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A common aeronaut, this spider found in a variety of grassland (including lawns), arable, recently burnt heathland and wetland habitats.
Adults have been recorded throughout the year, but mostly in the summer and autumn.
Widespread in most of Britain.
Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015