This is a Sheetweb Platform spider. I called this a "raisin spider" because to me it looked like a cute little raisin. It is less than an inch in diameter. It was found on our back porch in Sutton.
Technically this is part of the sheetweb family - Linyphiidae. It is the subgroup of sheetweb spiders - linyphiina, and then the subgroup of platform spiders - microlinyphia.
Most images we saw in this group had red legs, but apparently some do have tan legs like we have!
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