Tmarus piger (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Tmarus piger

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 tot 6 mm.
Abdomen highly variable in colour and markings. Usually silvery or greenish grey to dark brown with dark or light transverse lines. Sometimes light-coloured with a dark pattern or orange-red with a whitish back.
Carapace brown with black-brown sides and a thin light stripe along the edge.
Legs and palps brown with faint annulations.

Male 3.5 to 4 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In warm areas on branches and bark. Very well camouflaged.


Occurs in central and southern Europe, but not common.


Spring and summer.