I wanted to photograph this Neriene montana in her retreat, tucked underneath a groove in a plastic toy car. I must have touched the web, as she darted out and sat for a few moments in the middle of her sheet web. They are relatively common in the garden at the moment, and they can be easily distinguished from their relative Linyphia triangularis by their boldly annulated legs. Judging by the large size of her abdomen, thin palps and full size this is an adult female. Contrast with a male, wandering in search of females (below). His palps are like black boxing gloves and his abdomen is about the size of its cephalothorax.