Anelosimus vittatus (C. L. Koch, 1836)

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Description of Anelosimus vittatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 3 to 4 mm.
Abdomen white, brown or reddish brown with a broad, wavy dark median band.
Carapace yellowish brown with a dark brown median band and a thin dark band along the edge.
Legs yellow-brown with reddish brown annulations. These are clearer than in A. pulchellus.
Palpen yellow-brown.

Male 3 to 4 mm.
Markings almost identical to the female, but a lot darker.


In trees and shrubs.


Common in the whole of Europe. Rare in the mountains.


Spring and summer.