Feather Legged Lace Weaver(Uloborus plumipes)

This spider is an old world cribellate spider in the family Uloboridae.  This spider can be frequently seen in or around garden centers (in fact I took this spider in my backyard store).  the families of this species grow up to 6mm.  A stabilimentum is sometimes present. These spiders vary in coloration and in contrast to the U.Walckenaerius it has distinct tufts of hairs on the front legs.  These spiders hang upside down and have a very interesting cocoon. The word for their name Plumipes is derived from latin meaning feather foot.

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