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Description of Cercidia prominens
Female 3.5 tot 6.5 mm.
reddish brown with slightly lighter sides and a lighter, yellowish stripe on top. At the front on both sides 3 to 4 spines. Frontal part covered with a scutum.
Carapace reddish brown to dark brown with scattered white hairs and a thin white stripe along the edge.
Legs and palps reddish brown with darker annulations.
Male 3 tot 5 mm.
Abdomen eddish brown to black-brown with a yellow-brown stripe on top. At the front on both sides 3 to 4 spines. Frontal part covered with ascutum.
Carapace dark reddish brown with scattered white hairs and a thin white stripe along the edge.
Legs dark reddish brown with black annulations. Femora I and II completely black and slightly thickened.
Open areas with low vegetation, such as heathlands and meadows, and sunny forest edges. Less often in woodlands.
Common in the whole of Europe.