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Colour highly variable.
Female 6 to 8 mm.
Abdomen posteriorly with a big protuberance. Colour greenish, orange, brown or almost black with white markings.
Legs and palps light brown. Sometimes with clear dark annulations.
Male 4 to 5 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but darker in colour and with a smaller protuberance at the rear of the abdomen.
Mainly on conifers and sunny grass slopes.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring and summer.