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spider Furrow Orbweavers

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Scientific name:  Larinioides cornutus

Size:  Head and body up to 14mm long

Distribution:  Found throughout the UK

Months seen:  June to October

Habitat:  Rough grassland and often near water on reeds

Food:  Flies and other small insects

Special features:  The colour of Furrow Orbweaver Spiders can be extremely variable.  Young spiders and males tend to be more brownish in colour, with older specimens, and females being more greyish.  There is always a dark, V-shaped mark at the rear of the abdomen.

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