Hackled orbweavers (Uloboridae)
Feather-legged lace weaver (Uloborus plumipes)
Web: horizontal (!) orbweb of 15 to 30 cm.
Habitat: The Feather-legged lace weaver is originally a tropical species that was imported in Belgium through the Mediterranean. It is almost exclusively found in heated spaces such as greenhouses. In garden centres you can spot the typical webs, hung between cacti and succulents. This species has only once been found outdoors in Belgium.
How to recognize:
Looks similar to:
The very noticeable abdomen, together with the specific occurrence in heated spaces means that this species is easily recognized.
♀: 4-5 mm
♂: 3-4 mm
Can be found throughout the year.