Linyphid Spider

Linyphid Spider

Observation - Linyphid Spider. 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.

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!