Frontinellina frutetorum (C. L. Koch, 1834)

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Description of Frontinellina frutetorum

Physical Characteristics

Female 5.5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen with a broad reddish brown to black median band and broad white bands beside. Sides reddish brown to black with white stripes.
Carapace reddish brown to black-brown.
Legs and palps pale brown to yellow-brown with dark annulated joints.

Male 5 to 6 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Trees and shrubs in open areas.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.


In contrast to the web of the other Line Weaving Spiders, the hammock web of this species consists of two layers. The spider is located at the bottom of the upper layer.