|Description: Males generally similar to females but often sligthly darker and with more noticeable markings. The markings are variable but nevertheless very characteristic. The general colouration varies from grey to orange or shades of brown. Carapace often with broad dark median band enclosing a thin white or yellowish median stripe. Frequently, this stripe extends forward as a pointed hair tuft in front of the eyes. The species also possess some characteristic light "side whiskers" at sides of head. Abdomen with light sides and dark central folium which may contain a light central band or vague chevrons. Legs clothed with fine light and brown hairs, and appear uniform light brown from a distance. Size: Female 11-15 mm; male 10-12 mm. Maturity: May to June, females continuing into July. Habitat: Open places with usually tall herbs and low bushes such as grassland, heathland and woodland clearings. The species is found in dry habitats in contrast to members of the Dolomedes genus. Range: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Germany, Great Britain (Channel Islands), Great Britain (Mainland), Great Britain (Northern Ireland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sardinia), Italy (Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (Mainland), Poland, Portugal (Mainland), Romania, Russia (Central European), Russia (Eastern European), Russia (Kaliningrad Region), Russia (Northern European), Russia (NW. European), Russia (Southern European), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Balearic Islands), Spain (Canary Islands), Spain (Mainland), Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Palearctic (Platnick 10.0).