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.