Dipoena melanogaster (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Description of Dipoena melanogaster

Physical Characteristics

Female 2.5 to 3.5 mm.
Abdomen brown and white marbled with broad black dotted chevrons and white marbled band at the front.
Carapace shiny dark brown to black-brown.
Legs and palps clearly light-dark annulated.

Male 2.5 to 3.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Abdomen often darker.


In forests and dry grasslands on the ground and in low plants.


Common in the whole of Europe.