Heliophanus auratus C. L. Koch, 1835 ♀
Common names: Héliophane dorée [Fr], Moerasblinker [Nl]
Tubize, BRABANT ● Belgium
Description: The prosoma is black, shiny metallic, with a few white hairs. The legs are light yellow to brown, with black longitudinal stripes. The opisthosoma is black, shiny metallic, with a few white hairs.
The male palp has 2 tibial apophyses. The bulbus has a right-angled protrusion. The embolus is long. The epigynal grooves touch each other median or merging and is distinctly distant from posterior margin of epigyne.
Body length of the male is 3.6-4.95 mm, the female 4.0-5.7 mm
Habitat: In low vegetation and on shrubbery, always near water, up to 2100 m in the Alps.
Distribution: Eurasia; Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, China.