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Description of Microlinyphia pusilla (Small hanky-weaver)
Female 3 to 5.5 mm.
Abdomen white with an irregular black median band and black spots along the sides.
Legs and palps yellow-brown.
Male 3 to 4 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but often darker coloured. The palp has a remarkably large embolus.
In various vegetation in humid, open areas.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring and summer.