Special features: As the name suggests, it has distinctive brown stripes on its legs. This six-eyed spider is in the same family as the woodlouse spider, and always looks exactly the same, whether a tiny spiderling or adult.
Latin name: Harpactea hombergii
Size: Around 6mm to 7mm
Distribution: Found throughout the UK.
Months seen: All year round
Habitat: Common in dry leaf litter, under bark, under stones, and sometimes in houses
Food: Small invertebrates