Prosoma as in photo, opisthosoma stout, dorsally with humps. Coloration variable, mostly reddish-brown to black. Build triangular webs in fir forests. Two species in Central Europe: Uloborus walckenaerius, Hyptiotes paradoxus.

Hyptiotes paradoxus - female (c) HauslageHyptiotes paradoxus - frontal view (c) HauslageHyptiotes paradoxus - endites (c) Hauslage
Hyptiotes paradoxus - male (c) B. HuberHyptiotes paradoxus, male (c) Dicke
Hyptiotes paradoxus - male palp (c) KuhlenHyptiotes paradoxus - epigynum (c) KuhlenHyptiotes paradoxus - cleared epigynum (c) Linke/Borggrefe
Hyptiotes paradoxus, cribellum (c) ZFMK spider course 2003Hyptiotes paradoxus, cribellum spigots (c) ZFMK spider course 2003
Hyptiotes paradoxus, calamistrum (c) ZFMK spider course 2003Hyptiotes paradoxus - modified hair (c) ZFMK spider course 2003Hyptiotes paradoxus hairs on ALS (c) ZFMK spider course 2003
Photos: Hyptiotes paradoxus