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Quick Facts

Scientific name:  Nesticus cellulanus

Size:  Up to 6mm

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  All year round, but motly June to September

Habitat:  In dark and damp locations such as cellars, drains, under rocks, and in gardens under decking

Food:  Small invertebrates

Special features:  Cavity Spiders have quite distinctive dark and light brown markings on the shiny, rounded abdomen.  The carapace is light brown with a dark central band and a dark band around the edge.  The long, thin legs are light brown with dark bands.

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