Occurrence: Larinia elegans is very rare species living in reed belt of large lakes. It prefers reed stands growing out of water. In Czechia, it was first found 8.5.2020 by Radek Šich. Description: Prosoma and legs are yellow-brown. Legs are yellow. An elongated abdomen has continuous longitudinal bands dorsally with 3 pairs of dark spots. Adult females can grow to about 11 mm. Period of occurrence: The adult spiders occur from may to august. Web: Larinia elegans builds an orb web at night and it likely destroy it in the morning. During the day the spiders are hidden in their nest in reed ears. Food: Its food is flying insects living in relation to the aquatic environment.