|Description: The dark-brown ground colour is partly hidden by a fairly dense clothing of red-brown and white squamose hairs. These hairs are distributed to make up a characteristic pattern with the front of the head divided by a thin white stripe continuing back behind the eyes, where it broadens to form a wide, pale median band. Two less distinct lines originate in the eye region, and run backwards and towards the margins of the carapace. Abdomen reddish-brown with wide pale median band, sometimes enclosing a darker area anteriorly. Legs dark brown, but ringed with red-brown and white squamose hairs. Size: Female 6-10 mm; male 6 mm. Maturity: Males in May and June, females until August. Habitat: In Denmark this species is confined to warm, damp heathland. A wider habitat range is found in Central Europe, where the species also occupy meadows and open forests with tall herbage and bushes, as well as both dry and damp heathland. Range: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Mainland), Germany, Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Hungary, Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (Mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia (Central European), Russia (Eastern European), Russia (Kaliningrad Region), Russia (Northern European), Russia (NW. European), Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Palearctic (Platnick 10.0).