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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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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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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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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Amaurobius similis male body length is 6 - 8 mm, and female is 9 - 12 mm.
They tend to be found on structures, window frames being a favourite.
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Ero cambridgei or E. furcata, a pirate spider
Above is the spiderling. Adults are usually 2 - 4 mm long with spiny, striped, long legs.
Below is the egg sac usually found hanging under whatever it has been attached to.
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