Occurrence: Singa hamata occurs in ligted (mostly moist) meadows. It is an abundant species, we can find the spiders close to each other. Description: Its elongated abdomen is dark purple to red with white marking on the back. Adult female can grow to about 8 mm long. Period of occurrence: Adults are common from May to July, juveniles from summer. Web: Singa hamata builds its small, less strong web to about 60 cm above the ground. The spider responds to a prey soon. It often makes a tunnel nest from twisted grass leaf edges. But the nest and the signal thread sometimes can miss. On sunny days, this Orb-weaver often sits on the central area of its web and waits for prey. Food: It hunts small flying insects.