Filistata insidiatrix (Forsskål, 1775)

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Description of Filistata insidiatrix

Physical Characteristics

Female 9 to 14 mm.
Abdomen glossy grey-brown hair.
Carapace light brown with a dark brown triangular median band and a dark brown band along the edge.
Legs and palps remarkably tall and solidly built. Colour yellow-brown.

Male 7 to 9 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In wall crevices and wall holes, under rocks and in forests and caves.


Common in the Mediterranean area.


Females all year. Males autumn, winter and spring.