They are small spiders that build silken webs that they tease out into a big mass with one of their legs, like a hair stylist with a comb. Unlike orb weavers whose intricate spiral strands create an almost invisible web, hacklemesh webs lack symmetry and design. Despite their lack of elegance, they are still quite effective at catching insect prey.
Hacklemesh Weavers can be found in woodlands under stones and logs, on tree bark or on branches. They sometimes wander into basements and cellars to make a home.