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Scientific Name: Drapetisca socialis
Common Name: N/A
Drapetisca socialis, is a species of spider belonging to the family Linyphiidae. Even among the diminutive spiders in this family, this is a very small species with a body length (excluding legs) of just 3/4 mm. It is usually found motionless on its delicate web, usually built on the trunk of a tree, where its mottled body and banded legs, allied to its tiny size, make it very difficult to see (giving rise to the common name invisible spider).
The white on the abdomen varies but the pattern on the carapace is recognisable. This spider is usually found on the lower trunks of trees, particularly Beech. Can be very common and is found over much of Britain.
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