Episinus truncatus (Latreille, 1809)

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Description of Episinus truncatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 to 6.5 mm.
Abdomen remarkably triangular shaped. Color reddish brown to black-brown with a thin transverse yellow line at the widest part.
Carapace black-brown.
Legs mostly black-brown with pale metatarsi and tarsi. Femora of pair of legs IV pale. Pair of legs III entirely pale.
Palps black-brown with pale tarsi.

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


In low plants and shrubs.


Common in the whole of Europe.