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Small Hanky-weaver Microlinyphia pusilla

The Small Hanky-weaver is found on heath mainly, often in great numbers. But it may also appear elsewhere. The female has a silvry colour and markings in the shape of a leaf on her abdomen. Her abdomen is much bigger and fatter than that of the slender male in the picture. He looks like many other males from this genus: black. But he has two white spots on the front of the abdomen. Males may be 5 millimeters long, females are up to 7 millimeters. They make a small web low in vegetation. The web does look like a hammock very much.