Brown Speckled Spider
Family Linyphiidae

This spider was first thought to be a cobweb spider (by Bugguide.net) and then
it was finally decided it was in the family of  Dwarf and Sheetweb spiders.
I've never seen another one like it.

brown cobweb spider

speckled spider
I only took three photos of this spider that was suspended from the ceiling in a building
at Strawberry Reservoir.  I didn't spend more time investigating it because I thought it was
 just an immature black widow and besides, I just couldn't get a good shot by standing on
 my tip-toes.  Now I wish I had taken more photos because this one is a keeper.  I went back
up to Strawberry Reservoir a week later and couldn't find it at all.  © Carol Davis, 8-19-2009

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