Asagena phalerata (Panzer, 1801)

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Description of Asagena phalerata

Physical Characteristics

Female 4.5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to black with a, sometimes absent, pattern of yellow or white spots.
Carapace dark brown to black with numerous tiny wrinkles.
Legs reddish brown with black annulations and sometimes almost entirely black femora. Built strikingly solid.
Palps reddish brown to black.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In a sunny, dry, low vegetated areas. In the mountains op to more than 2,000 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.