Therididae: Cobweb weavers

A large spider family, including some very famous world spiders such as the North American black widows (Latrodectus sp.), the Happyface spider (Theridion grallator) and the social spider (Anelosimus sp.). The 56 British species are small to medium spiders. They make irregular webs of criss-crossed threads with some of them stretched and loaded on one end with sticky dropplets, which break when an insect struggles to break free and lift the prey in the air like snares. The genus Episinus,…

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