Dictyna uncinata (Thorell, 1856)

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Description of Dictyna uncinata (Barbed mesh-weaver)

Physical Characteristics

Closely resembles the Common mesh-weaver (Dictyna arundinacea).
Female 2,5 to 3,5 mm.
Abdomen brown to black-brown with a characteristic pattern of white spots.
Carapace brown to black-brown with white hairs on the head region.
Legs and palps light yellow-brown with thin annulations.

Male 2,5 to 3 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Plants and shrubs to forest edges and gardens.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.