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Sep 2, 2011 11:02 AM

Can anyone identify this spider?

I was looking for the spider below to be identified.  I believe it is a false widow?  I am based in Edinburgh and unsure if there has been any reporting's of this spider this far north before?  I know they are fairly common in the South of England.


I am so curious as I was bitten by a similar one just over a month ago, until this point I didn't even know spiders in the uk could have such a painful bite.  Also is it possible that this spider could cause flu like symptoms for about 1 month or is this more likely to be a coincidence?


I would be interested to learn more about this spider species as it looks like it is going to be a permanent residence in our Edinburgh house.


Thanks for your help on this matter.IMG_0301.JPG

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