Invisible Spider - Drapetisca socialis
The white on the abdomen varies but the pattern on the carapace is recognisable. They are smallish spiders, up to 4 mm.
This spider is usually found on the lower trunks of trees, particularly Beech.
It spins a very fine web which is almost invisible to the naked eye.
Can be very common and is found over much of Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
1979 British records to Jan 2013
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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