in summer

Octonoba varians (Uloboridae) [Japanese name : yama uzu-gumo (uzu-gumo)]

IllustThe spiders inhabit the hollows of roadsides on mountain paths, in dim places,

under the eaves of a house, and under the floors.

They weave a horizontal orb web with stabilimentum or the band of a white

thread in the shape of a spiral or zigzag-direct linear at the center of

the web.

The length is 4-6 mm.

It is found throughout Japan.


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