Tibellus oblongus (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Tibellus oblongus

Physical Characteristics

Appearance indistinguishable from Tibellus maritimus. Identification can only be done based on genital characteristics.

Female 7 to 11 mm.
Abdomen elongated and light brown to gray-brown on top and along the sides with dark longitudinal bands. At the back of the lighter area on both sides one or two black dots. Sometimes there may also be more spots or even no spots at all.
Carapace light brown to grey-brown with a dark median band and thin dark longitudinal stripes.
Legs light brown to grey-brown, sometimes with small black spots.
Palps light brown to grey-brown.

Male 5 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In sunny areas in grasses and reed.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring to autumn.