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Female 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen yellowish with a sometimes faint red-orange cardiac mark and posteriorly a red-orange area that is sometimes striped. In juvenile animals these markings are often clearer.
Carapace greenish (in juvenile animals) or orange with a thin, yellowish band along the edge. Chelicerae and area around the eyes often darker.
Legs and palps pale yellowish (young animals) or pale orange.
Male 3 to 4 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. The chelicerae however, are almost black.
In various kinds of areas of low plants and shrubs, and on the ground.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring, summer and autumn.