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Unidentified spider trussing up Harlequin ladybird ID help please

Observed: 4th July 2011 By: Sue HendrieSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in InvertebratesSue Hendrie’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Small greenish-yellow spider, the ovoid body with a long black cross, black veins and spots. Thorax and head translucent as are legs. Spotted trussing up a not-quite-dead Harlequin ladybird. I'd like to know what sort of spider this is and whether it had paralysed the ladybird.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Enoplognatha sp.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.