Uloboridae: Cribellate orb-weavers

Although not a particularly small family, only three species of Uloboridae are found in the UK, one of them, Uloborus plumipes only a recent colonist. They are very unusual spiders in many respects. The Uloboridae are cribellate spiders, they produce many fine threads which they comb using a structure on their rear legs formed by a row of short bristles, resulting in characteristic wool-like or frizzy threads.
Uloborus plumipes the ‘garden centre spider’ (above) is typically found only…

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