Nigma flavescens (Walckenaer, 1830)

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Description of Nigma flavescens

Physical Characteristics

Female 3 to 4 mm.
Abdomen pale red to red with a darker cardiac mark and darker chevrons behind it.
Carapace reddish brown with a white outline and white hairs on the head. These may be only sparsely present.
Legs and palps pale yellowish to reddish.

Male 2 to 3 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but darker coloured.


On leaves of trees, shrubs and plants.


Occurs in large parts of Europe, but not very common.


Spring and summer.