Uloborus plumipes (Lucas, 1846)

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Description of Uloborus plumipes (Hothouse featherleg)

Physical Characteristics

Colour is variable.

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen with two distinct lumps. Colour creamy white with slightly darker sides, sometimes dark brown, and a small darker cardiac mark.
Carapace creamy white, light brown or dark brown without obvious stripes.
Legs creamy white to dark brown with a distinctive long tuft of hair on the tibiae of pair of legs I. In dark specimens the legs have white annulations.
Palps creamy white to dark brown.

Male 3 to 4 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In the south in warm areas in various plants and on walls and cliffs. In the north only in greenhouses.


Occurs in large parts of Europe.


All year.