|Description: The female is medium-sized, having stout legs and with brown cephalothorax and reddish-brown abdomen. Chelicerae prominent and projecting forward. Male is smaller and darker. Abdomen with dorsal scutum. The three segments of the posterior spinners are almost equal in length.The Purse-web Spider has a long lifespan with females living for as much as 7-10 years, males somewhat shorter, about 4 years. Size: Female 13-22 mm; male 10-12 mm. Maturity: Females adult throughout year, males in autumn. Habitat: South facing slopes with low vegetation, typically patchy heather. Also steep coastal slopes with sliding vegetation. Range: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France (Mainland), Germany, Great Britain (Channel Islands), Great Britain (Mainland), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (Mainland), Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (Mainland), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Mainland), Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Britain to Ukraine, North Africa (Platnick 10.0).