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Linyphid Spider

Observed: 19th September 2011 By: wad25
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Linyphid spider (2)
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Description:

Small spider on the underside of a sheet web in a deciduous wood, one of many in the area. I have attempted to identify this using the key in Michael J Roberts' book, Spiders Britain and Northern Europe and it appears to be a female Linyphia triangularis. The type of web, behaviour, a tuning fork mark on the carapace, no femoral white spots and a non protruding epigyne appear to be defining characteristics. Despite the dangers of identification from photographs I'll go for this - could be completely wrong though!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Linyphia triangularis interacts