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Steatoda triangulosa (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Steatoda triangulosa (Triangulate cobweb spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 3.5 to 9 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to black brown with a yellowish-white pattern of independent or contiguous chevrons on top and along the sides.
Carapace reddish brown.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to reddish brown with faint dark annulations.

Male 3.5 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

In several dry, sunny areas. In central Europe only in buildings.

Distribution

Occurs in the whole of Europe, but not common.

Period

Spring, summer and autumn.