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Nurscia albomaculata (Lucas, 1846)

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Description of Nurscia albomaculata

Physical Characteristics

Because of the markings it resembles Steatoda albomaculata. Also strongly resembles Nurscia sequerai.

Female 6,5 to 11 mm.
Abdomen black-brown with an in (sun) light clear metallic shine and five pairs of white dots on top. The front pair is quite close to the carapace and is not always clearly present.
Carapaceshiny black-brown.
Legs and palps reddish brown to black-brown with light annulations. Sometimes a distinctive, predominantly blue, metallic shine mainly femora.

Male 6 to 11 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

Dry, warm areas under rocks and on the ground.

Distribution

Occurs in southern Europe. Up to the north as far as Germany.

Period

The portrayed specimen has been found in June. No further information about the period is known.