Special features: The colour of Furrow Orbweaver Spiders can be extremely variable. Young spiders and males tend to be more brownish in colour, with older specimens, and females being more greyish. There is always a dark, V-shaped mark at the rear of the abdomen.
Scientific name: Larinoides cornutus
Size: Head and body up to 14mm long
Distribution: Found throughout the UK
Months seen: June to October
Habitat: Rough grassland and often near water on reeds
Food: Flies and other small insects