Eutichurid spiders (Cheiracanthiidae)
Yellow sac spider/Spiny false wolf spider (Cheiracanthium mildei)
Web: The Yellow sac spider doesn’t construct a web, but catches its prey through active, visual hunting.
Habitat: The Yellow sac spider can be found in a sac-like retreat in a curled up leaf or underneath stones and bark. In Belgium especially close to or in buildings (but recently also in a nature reserve, far removed from buildings.
How to recognize:
Looks similar to:
Cheiracanthium virescens: this species lives mainly in heathland and will almost never occur near or in houses. Certain identification only through using a stereomicroscope.
♀: 6-11 mm
♂: 6-9 mm
♀: May till December
♂: May till December