One of the larger Linyphiidae species, the abdomen is longer than wide, and appears dark brown with white or yellow streaks forming a distinct pattern. Body length up to 7mm.
It makes a sheet-web in shrubs with scaffolding threads above and below. The spider hangs upside down under the web, waiting for prey to fall down and be caught. It feeds on flies and other winged insects which may fly into their webs.
Adults are seen June to October. Found on lower shrubs in woodland, grassland, parks and gardens. A common and widespread species throughout Britain.