Anelosimus pulchellus (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Anelosimus pulchellus

Physical Characteristics

Female 3 to 5 mm.
Abdomen white to yellow-brown or orange-brown with a broad, wavy dark brown median band.
Carapace yellow-brown with a dark brown median band and a thin dark band along the edge.
Legs pale brown with faint orange-brown annulations.
Palps pale brown.

Male 3 to 4.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In trees and shrubs.


Occurs in the southern half of Europe, but rare. The portrayed specimen has been found in the Netherlands.


Spring and summer.