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A small spider hanging in a tangled web of nearly invisible silk looking very much like a piece of debris. When disturbed its legs shot out exposing a humped abdomen with small tubercles. The spider was a mottled grey,brown and white perfectly mimicking a small piece of dried leaf or dirt.
Spotted in a small plastic tub in the garden.
A very interesting spider which does not use venom to kill its prey. Instead it crushes its prey with massive amounts of silk - one species is said to use 140 mts of webbing. It then pours out digestive juices into the shroud and then consumes the digested liquid prey.
The generic name means " loving labour" and specific name "community dwelling" .
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Thanks to Mark Ridgway ( my husband) for helping with the ID.