Appearance7-8mm. Carapace is very dark brown, almost black. Abdomen is brownish black with two small oblique testaceous spots anteriorly and two long narrow oblique spots medially, the latter extending almost to the ventral surface; a dull testaceous mark centrally on the vertical surface. Legs are similar in colour proximally, dull red brown distally.
DistributionEast and south coastal regions of South Africa
BehaviorFree living ground spiders
HabitatDry grassland and savanna regions, usually found under surface debris and stones.
ReproductionMake a silken cocoon sac, often attached to their retreats. Egg sacs contain up to 250 eggs per sac.
FoodInsects, sometimes ants.
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.Field Guide to the Spiders of South Africa, Ansie Dipenaar-Schoeman, LAPA publishers 2014