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Agelena labyrinthica (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Agelena labyrinthica (Labyrinth spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 10 to 17 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with light brown chevrons on top and light brown sides.
Carapace reddish brown with a light brown median band and light brown edges.
Legs light brown, sometimes with reddish coxae.
Palps light brown, sometimes with reddish femora.

Male 8 tot 14 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

Bushes and other dense vegetation. The spider builds therein a big funnel-web with a tubular retreat.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe.

Period

Summer and autumn.