Steatoda bipunctata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Description of Steatoda bipunctata (Common false-widow)

Physical Characteristics

Female 4.5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen reddish brown to black-brown with a thin light band on the front and a thin, sometimes faint, median band.
Carapace reddish brown to black-brown.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 4 to 5.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


On rocks and trees and in buildings. In the mountains up to 2,000 m.


Common in the whole of Europe.


All year.