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Description of Carrhotus xanthogramma
Female 7 to 9 mm. Appearance highly variable.
Abdomen yellow to yellow orange with a dark median band and sometimes vague or sometimes just clear black V-shaped lines.
Carapace dark brown with yellowish bands and spots that vary in number and size by individual.
Legs light-dark annulated.
Palps light brown with long white hairs.
Male 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen orange brown with a yellow band on the front which is interrupted by a black spot.
Carapace black haired with a few orange hairs.
Legs black haired with a few orange hairs.
Palps black haired.
Sunny, warm places in trees and bushes.
Occurs in almost the whole of Europe, but everywhere quite rare.
Spring and summer.