Female with typical dark drawing on the abdomen ©Pierre Oger

Platform hammock spider

Platform hammock spider (Neriene peltata)

Web: Relatively thin sheetweb.

Habitat: Parcs and gardens, mainly in bushes.

How to recognize:

  • typical dark drawing on backside of abdomen
  • cephalothorax often with clearly visible dark triangle (point of the triangle is oriented towards the back).

Looks similar to:

  • the Filmy dome spider (Neriene radiata), but the cephalothorax of this species is differently coloured (lacks the triangle and with a lighter edge).


♀: 3-5mm

♂: 2,2-3,5mm


♀: May till July

♂: April till June