A small (5 mm) but spritely jumping spider with a large and quite angular head and a hairy body patterned with browns, black and light greys.
Other species in this genus.
Identification 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.
This spider is usually found around human habitations, sometimes under stones and sometimes in houses. In more open environments it may be seen resting on fence posts etc.
Mainly spring to autumn.
Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
512 British records to Jan 2013
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