Colouration as in female, but opisthosoma with black stripes wider.
Body length male: 8-15 mm
Prosoma uniformly dark red brown, with longitudinal rows of white hairs. Prosoma 5.1-8.1 mm long. Sternum and legs lighter than prosoma, with blackish and white hairs. Opisthosoma covered with white hairs, and with 2 longitudinal black stripes.
Body length female: 10-23 mm
In sunny and dry areas, bushes, shrubs, Ombelliferae. This species has a colonial life style during the early stages, but adults are solitary. Young spiders remain gregarious when they come out of the egg sac. During the earliest stages the spiders are completely dependent on maternal feeding by regurgitation. Adults have solitary living, but sometimes adult males have been observed close to the female in the same web. Females have been reported to reach maturity after 9 moultings, and males after 7 to 9 moultings. Adult females may continue to moult.
Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Europe, North Africa to Tajikistan
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