A dark brown species with paler legs.
Confirmation of this species requires examination of the genitals of mature specimens.
Confirmation of this species: "Requires examination at high magnification in good lighting, typically examination of the genitalia." Bee, L., Oxford, G., & Smith, H. (2020). Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide. Second Edition. Princeton University Press.
Open, sparsely vegetated and bare ground, in habitats including heathland, moorland, grasslands, flood meadows, arable land and waste ground.
Both sexes are adult in summer, occasionally into the autumn.
The species is widespread and fairly frequent in most of Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
5084 British records for this species to 2014.
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015