|Description: Carapace light yellow brown with irregular black median band and black margins. The maxillae are longer than broad and furnished with dense brushes of hairs. Sternum is uniformly light yellow-brown. The palpal organs of the male are of complex structure, and possess a well-developed, sickle-shaped paracymbium. The female palps possess a claw. Legs coloured as carapace, usually with clear black annulations. The leg tarsi have three tarsal claws. Tarsus IV with a ventral row of vaguely serrated bristles constituting a comb. The abdomen is conspicuously patterned dorsally, light olive green in colour with blackish rings or cells anteriorly. Posteriorly, there are some transverse blackish bars in the midline. The venter sometimes has blackish spots in front of the spinnerets. The female carries the whitish-yellow eggsack in the summer months attached to the spinnerets. Size: Female 4-5.5 mm; male 3.5-5 mm. Maturity: Adult males from April to July. Adult females mainly from May to September, but may be encountered all year. Habitat: Dark, damp places such as caves, cellars, wells, drains, under boulders, under overhanging vegetation along ditches, in dark places in forests, inside cavities of Carex tussocks in wetlands, etc. Range: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Mainland), Germany, Great Britain (Mainland), Great Britain (Northern Ireland), Greece (Mainland), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (Mainland), Poland, Romania, Russia (Central European), Russia (Eastern European), Russia (Northern European), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Mainland), Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Holarctic (Platnick 10.0).