Linyphia hortensis (Sundevall, 1830)

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Description of Linyphia hortensis (Garden hammock spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen black-brown with a partly white-fringed leaf-shaped figure on top.
Carapace dark reddish brown with a black head.
Legs and palps yellow-brown.

Male 3 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. Abdomen sometimes entirely black-brown, except for two white spots on the front side.


In bushes and low vegetation in forests and open fields.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.