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spider Stripe-legged Spiders

Latin name:  Harpactea hombergii

Size:  Around 6mm to 7mm

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK.

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Common in dry leaf litter, under bark, under stones, and sometimes in houses

Food:  Small invertebrates

Special features:  As the name suggests, it has distinctive brown stripes on its legs.  This six-eyed spider is in the same family as the woodlouse spider, and always looks exactly the same, whether a tiny spiderling or adult.

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