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Subadult males have the same physical characteristics as females.
Female 8 to 16 mm.
dark grey to black, sometimes with scattered yellow-white hairs.
dark grey to black with scattered yellow-white hairs.
Legs and dark grey to black with scattered yellow-white hairs and yellow-white joints.
Male 6 to 11 mm.
dorsally red with four white-outlined black spots. Ventral side black.
black with scattered white hairs and a red border. black with bushy hair.
Legs black with white annulations. Pair of legs 3 and 4 from to red. Pair of legs 2 sometimes with red .
Warm, sandy areas with open vegetation and lots of Sun.
Occurs in almost the whole of Europe, but rare.
All year. Males can be found above ground in autumn, looking for a female.