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Episinus angulatus (Blackwall, 1836)

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Description of Episinus angulatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 5.5 mm.
Abdomen remarkably triangular shaped. In larger specimens the corners end in tubercles. Colour yellow brown to reddish brown with a dark leaf-shaped figure on top.
Carapace brown with a dark brown pattern and a thin light stripe along the edge.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 3.5 to 5.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

Along forest edges and in gardens, near the ground in shrubs and bushes. Generally in more damp areas as Episinus truncatus.

Distribution

Common in the whole of Europe.

Period

Spring, summer and autumn.