Conductor distally long and pointed, with deep furrow. Prosoma 4 mm long. Legs III and IV entirely black, without red hairs. Opisthosoma with 3 pairs of black spots that are usually not bordered with white hairs.Body length male: 6-11 mm
Epigyne almost rectangular, anteriorly not divided. Vulva narrow anteriorly. Entrance ducts hardly lobed. Prosoma black and grey, never with yellow hairs. Prosoma 7.9 mm long.Body length female: 8-20 mm
35-80 eggs in cocoon, biology presumably similar to E. cinnaberinus. In dry sandy heathland.
This species can bite humans. A bite into a finger caused pain, spreading to the axilla, with fever-like symptoms and an increased heart rate. After one hour the patient had partially recovered and after 2 hours the symptoms had alleviated, but a strong headache lasted for one day and the finger remained sensitive for several days.
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