Erigone atra


Erigone atra

Discovered in garden. 15th July 2015. © Peter Hillman

Erigone atra

Discovered in garden.
15th July 2015. © Peter Hillman

Erigone atra

Discovered in garden.
15th July 2015. © Peter Hillman

Family Linyphiidae (Money spiders)

Body length up to 3 mm.

A very small, shiny black spider with yellowish brown legs in females and reddish brown legs in males. One of several similar species.

A very common aeronaut, often seen ballooning through the air on a silk thread. It feeds on flies and other winged insects which may fly into their webs.

Seen throughout the year. Found in a variety of habitats. A common and widespread species throughout Britain.