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May 7, 2012 11:51 AM

Identification of this spider

Found this whilst cleaning out my greenhouse. The spider had been in a dark corner I believe and only came out because the water had been sprayed into every nook and cranny possible, as you can see by the water drop!

 

This photo was taken 6th May, 2012 in the East of Scotland.

 

I've attached the full resolution images to this thread for anyone wanting to view in full detail.

 

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I'm keen to know which type of spider it is, so any suggestions are most welcome! I don't know how big the spider was, but it was certainly the biggest one I've seen in the flesh!

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    May 7, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to minignong)
    Re: Identification of this spider

    Hello there.

    This looks like Nuctenea umbratica The Walnut Orb Weaver. Sturdy fellows, although they can be a little short tempered when handled!

    Lewis

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