Hammock Spider
  Pityohyphantes costatus  
Order: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
 
Physical Characteristics
 
 
  Cephalothorax:      
Tan or light yellow to orange with black forked marking down the center.    
Abdomen:    
Ovular and elongated with a brown pattern on the back.    
Legs:    
Long and thin, containing macrosetae    
Size:    
4.0-7.0 mm
   
Eye Pattern:
 
 
  Habitat:    
  In leaf litter, on the ground surface or in vegetation.
  Range:
    Northern United States  
         
 
         
  Web Type:    
  They make semi permanent webs of horizontal silk sheets supported by several additional lines.  
       
Fun Fact:    
  The spiders hang below the first sheet and wait for prey to appear or get stuck in the web, they then attack their prey from below.