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Adult oak spiders reach body lengths of 7 - 14 mm, the males, (7 - 8 mm) being significantly smaller than the females (12 - 14 mm). The front section of the body (prosoma) is almost uniformly dark and is considerably lighter in the direction of the eyes. The dark, base color is hard to see because of the presence of thick, white hair. he abdomen (opisthosoma) is narrow, arched and tapers to the rear. The upper side is yellowish brown and has a fine, dark, pattern. In the middle is a bright marking in the shape of an oak leaf, hence their name. The upper leg (femur) is brown in colour, while the lower limbs are ringed with narrow, bright and dark bands.
A. ceropegiae are widespread mainly in Southern and Central Europe and are common in suitable habitats. They are not commonly encountered in the northwest and are not found in the British Isles and southern Scandinavia. Nevertheless, the oak spider is not endangered. The oak spider prefers habitats with open, sunny areas of all kinds, especially dry grassland and wasteland, but also wet meadows and forest clearings. It is found at altitudes of up to 2000 m
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