|Dorsal view of the dried specimen of Enoplognatha ovata|
|Ventral view - the palps and fangs can be seen clearly, plus the leg attachments underneath the thorax - which also shows the thin central dark line visible on the dorsal surface.|
|Dorsal view of the abdomen detached from the thorax. The point of attachment is bottom left and is surrounded by small parallel stripes - probably muscle attachments. The rough ovals are the leg attachments visible through the abdomen.|
|Side view of the abdomen - this shows the mosaic colour pattern which appears uniform from further away. Also, what appears to be a smooth abdomen is shown to be bristly under higher magnification.|
|The tip of a leg showing not only the bristles, but also the 'comb-foot' that gives the family its common name. These are used to comb out silk from the spinnerets during web-building - this silk is not sticky, but entangles prey.|
|Close-up of the fused left-hand pair showing them protruding, and the wrinkled structure where they join. Below this some faint dark lines are just visible internally which may be nerve fibres running from the eyes.|
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Roberts, M.J. (1995). Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London.