Scientific name: Amaurobius ferox
Size: Up to 15mm
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Mostly found under stones and logs, frequently in gardens
Food: Small invertebrates
Special features: Black Lace Weavers have a dark brown coloured body, and the abdomen has a few small yellow-brown patches. The males are similar, but generally smaller and slimmer than the females.
Black Lace Weavers are frequently found under logs and rocks within a tubular silk web. You may find a female standing guard over her eggs, which are concealed within a sac of bright white coloured spider silk.
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