Males 3.1 to 3.8 mm; Females 4 to 5.4 mm. Prosoma with orange-brown lateral stripes. Opisthosoma yellowish with bright chevrons. Legs pale, greenish.
Other Philodromus species.
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.
Usually found in woodland or hedgerows on the lower branches of broad-leaved trees such as oak at the edge of clearings or rides.
Adults found from May to July with a peak in June.
Mostly confined to south-east England but probably spreading north west.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland
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