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The female reaches a body length of 22 millimeters (0.87 in); the more slender male averages 12 millimeters (0.47 in). There usually is a red patch between the eyes, with red spots over the body. The eye region is clothed with white appressed hairs. The legs are green to yellow, with very long black spines, and covered with black spots.
Found in open areas in fields, prairies, xeric scrub, yards and gardens on the tops of plants and cacti.