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Cheiracanthium erraticum  (Walckenaer, 1802)
≤ 1900   1901-1979   1980-2005   2006 ≤
Description: Light brown cephalothorax, sparsesly covered by thin light hairs. The abdomen has greyish sides and a wide ligth yellow median band enclosing a purple red median stripe. Legs are light brown. Males are smaller and slimmer than females, and with a clearer colouration. Retreats are built in the top of vegetation such as grasses and heather. The spider spend the daytime in the retreat which is also used for oviposition. Size: Female 7-8 mm; male 5-6 mm.

Genus: Cheiracanthium C. L. Koch, 1839. (Longlegged sac spiders). Characters of genus: The males of the genus resemble females but are slimmer and have longer chelicerae. The body colours are various hues of yellow, orange, brown and green. They are swift nocturnal hunters on foliage and surefooted due to dense claw tufts composed of many flattened setae.

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This male was found in the female’s silken cell built in the top of a heather bush.
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