This page contains pictures and information about Brown Uloborid spiders that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 6mm
- Spiders in this Uloboridae family do not have poison glands. They capture prey only
rely on wrapping by silk. They build small incomplete orb web, mostly
horizontal, usually not as perfect as those built by spiders in other web
building families. They use different type of silk, known as cribellate
silk which is woolly appearance.
- This is a small spider and dull brown in colour. The humped abdomen is in
triangular profile. It builds small horizontal or inclined orb webs.
- Next to the spider web we found a group of young spiders of about 2mm
size. They are shiny black in colour, have the same body shape as their
- 1. A Guide to Australian Spiders - Densey Clyne, Melbourne, Nelson
- 2. Philoponella
species - The
Find-a-spider Guide for Australian Spiders, University of Southern
- 3. Philoponella
congregabilis - Save Our Waterways Now.
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