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Description of Steatoda paykulliana (False widow)
Female 8 to 13 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to black, sometimes with a white or red band on the front and a thin white or red median band or light brown-white chevrons.
Carapace dark brown to black.
Legs and palps dark brown to black.
Male 4.5 to 8.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Legs yellowish-black annulated.
In several dry and semi-dry regions.
Common in the whole of Europe.
Spring and summer. Female all year.