Occurrence: Hypsosinga pygmaea is common in moist meadows or in light moors. It is less abundant species. We don´t find the spiders close to each other. Description: Its elongated abdomen is russet and it has three yellowish longitudinal stripes. Sternum is black, so we can differentiate it from Hypsosinga sanguinea and Hypsosinga albovittata. Adult females can grow to about 4,5 mm. Period of occurrence: The adults are common from April to September. Web: Hypsosinga pygmaea builds its small less strong web of about 0,5 meters above the ground. The spider responds to a prey soon. During the day it sits on the central area. But in danger or in bad weather it goes outside the web. It doesn't make signal thread and nest. Food: Its food is small flying insects.