Also known as the rabbit hutch spider, as there is barely a rabbit hutch in the UK without this species as a resident.
This species prefers an aerial position to make its web and can usually be found on sheds and garages, fence panels, beneath windowsills and occasionally indoors in cooler parts of the home.
The web is not a classic orb-web, but is a three-dimensional tangle of threads, which are characteristic for this group of spiders.
This species is very common and widespread throughout the UK and can be found abundantly in most gardens.
This is an entirely harmless species and is not implicated in bites. Males are more likely to be observed in the autumn when they are wandering in search of a mate, frequently venturing indoors.