Feather-footed Spider (Philoponella congregabilis)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Uloboridae
Genus: Philoponella
Species: congregabilis

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On Mar 27, 2007, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria,
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a tiny little spider, only 4 - 5 mm across, but is quite distinctive with a strange hump on its abdomen.
In Morwell National Park, they live in a series of communal webs on a sheltered cliff face. The web is a complex untidy tangle and 30 or 40 spiders live together in the one web complex.

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