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Females reach body length of about 7 mm, the male 2.5mm.
Its snare is a small orb web at night. During the daylight hours it hides underneath green leaves. The papery egg sac is brown and spindle-shaped. Young females and adult males lack the abdominal spurs and the bright colours that characterize the adult females. They also have an unusual sparse pattern of large body hairs which are less prominent on the body of an adult female.