A quite large spider with a long, cylindrical abdomen. The female grows to 22 mm, the male 13 mm, both very slender, only up to 1mm wide. May be seen suspended from twigs or leaves by a small amount of webbing. Common in forest habitats. Readily seen in gardens on summer nights. Uses toothed bristles on the end segment of the last leg to comb out swathes of sticky silk to rapidly entangle prey, usually other spiders.