Zygiella montana (C. L. Koch, 1834)

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Description of Zygiella montana

Physical Characteristics

Female 8.5 tot 9 mm.
Abdomen yellowish to pinkish with a darker, dark brown outlined, leaf-shaped figure containing an almost white cardiac mark.
Carapace yellow-brown to orange-brown with a dark triangle on the head.
Legs and palps yellow-brown to orange-brown with black spots and annulations.

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


In mountain areas in bushes, trees, on rocks and buildings. Usually above 1,000 m.


Occurs in the higher areas of Europe.