Neriene montana (Clerck, 1757)

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Description of Neriene montana (Spring hammock spider)

Physical Characteristics

Female 6 to 8.5 mm.
Abdomen pale brown with a dark brown leaf-shaped figure on top. In the light- area on the front a black line.
Carapace dark brown to black-brown with faint black radial stripes.
Legs and palps light-dark annulated.

Male 4 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


Various habitats, including forests, shrubs and gardens.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer.