Special features: The comb-footed spider produces a scrappy web consisting of a loose network of criss-cross threads.
As can be seen in the photos above, the comb-footed spider has three colour variations. The abdomen can be either a pale creamy-green colour, it can have two red stripes, or it can have one thick red stripe. The black spots on both sides of the abdomen are present in all three forms.
The female produces a bluish egg sac which is sometimes concealed in a rolled up leaf.
Scientific name: Enoplognatha ovata
Size: Approximately 6mm from front of head to back of abdomen
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: May to October
Habitat: Hedgerows, grassland, gardens and rides
Food: Flies and other small insects