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Female 9 to 14 mm.
Abdomen beige-brown with an oily shine.
Carapace dark reddish brown. Basis segments of the chelicerae less than half as long as the carapace.
Legs and palps reddish brown.
Male 6 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.
In various habitats such as heathland, gardens, rocks and tree bark and in caves.
Common in the whole of Europe, but rare.