Phylloneta impressa (L. Koch, 1881)

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Description of Phylloneta impressa

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles Phylloneta sisyphia.

Female 3.5 to 5.5 mm.
Abdomen yellowish with a pattern of slanting black spots and white stripes and sometimes reddish spots. Furthermore, there is a very pale colour variant that occurs in Southern Europe.
Carapace yellowish with a black median band and a black band along the edge.
Legs and palps yellowish or reddish brown with dark annulations.

Male 2.5 to 5.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In various areas in plants and shrubs.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer. Females until winter.