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Black Lace Weavers

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Quick Facts

Scientific name:  Amaurobius ferox

Size:  Up to 15mm

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  All year round

Habitat:  Mostly found under stones and logs, frequently in gardens

Food:  Small invertebrates

Special features:  Black Lace Weavers have a dark brown coloured body, and the abdomen has pale yellow-brown areas giving it a marbled appearance.  The males are similar, but generally smaller and slimmer than the females.

Black Lace Weavers are frequently found under logs and rocks within a tubular silk web.  You may find a female standing guard over her eggs, which are concealed within a sac of bright white coloured spider silk.

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