Full Name: Velvet Spider (Family Eresidae)
Other Names: Fluweelspinnekoppe
A small spider that is usually black or dark brown. They have a smooth, velvety appearance.
They generally have a broad profile, with two legs facing forward and two facing backward.
These spiders are usually found under rocks and logs where they build thick, messy webs with a funnel entrance.
They may be confused with Jumping Spiders and behave in a similar manner, often jumping.
These spiders are harmless to humans and pets and hunt small insects.