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Sheetweb Spiders


     


Latin name: Neriene clathrata

Size: Approximately 4 - 5mm

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Months seen: May to October

Habitat: Low growing vegetation.

Food: Small invertebrates

Special features: Sheetweb Spiders, sometimes called Hammock Spiders, have a dark brown body with variable cream coloured markings arranged in a broken band around the abdomen.  The legs are all one colour (no banding).

The photo above shows a male with the large distinctive palps - like a pair of boxing gloves.  Females are similar but have rounder abdomens, and much narrower palps.






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