Parasteatoda japonica (Theridiidae) [Japanese name : hime-gumo]
The spider weaves strands of silk irregularly in the top of a sheet web,
like the web of Linyphiidae, on the leafage of a garden or a park.
If you find a red small spider, it is A.japonica. It is peculiar to Japan.
It has 3 black spots and the pattern of the Kanji character for 'north' in
Japanese-namely "KITA", of white in abdomen, when you look at it closely.
The length is 4-5 mm.
It is found throughout Japan.
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