AppearanceThe species builds a kind of nest under the bark of dead trees. Up to 100 of these nests can occur side by side. This spider has a hierarchy: weaker animals will show their inferiority by strutting their front legs and slowly receding from the scene.
Distribution''M. muscosa'' lives in the Palaearctic.
It is uncommon but widespread in England, more frequent in the south and east. It is widespread in northern Europe.
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