Spiders in and around Torphins Wood, page 3, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Enoplognatha ovata

Enoplognata ovata and egg sac

Found on vegetation. The female secures her egg sac under a leaf she has bent and held in place by silk.

The colouration is variable, but there are always black spots.

Female body length 4 - 6 mm, male 3 - 5 mm.

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Steatoda bipunctata, the Coffee bean spider, the Rabbit hutch spider

Steadota bipunctata, Coffee bean spider

Found in corners of houses, outbuildings and on tree trunks.

Female body length up to 7 mm, male up to 5 mm.

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Salticus sp., zebra spider or jumping spider.

Salticus sp. a jumping spider

Seen on sunny days on walls, fence posts, window frames and in colder weather in conservatories.

Body length 6 - 7 mm.

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Xysticus cristatus - a crab spider

Xysticus cristatus, crab spider, female

Body length female 6 - 8 mm, male 3 - 5 mm.

Found on the ground or on low vegetation.

Egg sac flattish and white.

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