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Agelena orientalis (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Description of Agelena orientalis

Physical Characteristics

Female 10 to 18 mm.
Abdomen yellow-beige with light yellow chevrons with dark tips and dark spots on the front.
Carapace yellow-beige with darker sides.
Legs yellow-beige with dark joints.
Palps yellow-beige with dark joints.

Male 11 to 14 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

Dry, warm, sometimes stony areas in plants and shrubs. The spider builds herein a big funnelweb with a tubular retreat.

Distribution

Common in the eastern Mediterranean area.

Period

The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.