Length 2.5 to 5 mm. The pattern on the abdomen can be quite variable.
This species builds its webs mainly in and around buildings, but also in grass tussocks and on other low plants and tree trunks in a variety of habitats.
Peak time is May to July.
Infrequent and local in Britain occurring mainly from the Midlands southwards. There were 288 British records for this species to 2016.
In Leicestershire the species occurs on walls and gravestones in and around churches and their churchyards where it can occur fairly regularly, but has not been recorded from vegetation within the county.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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