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Sep 8, 2012 8:05 PM

two spiders for ID

I was repotting plants and found a pair of large spiders under the rim of a pot.  They were obviously male and female and had apparently built themselves a nice "honeymoon suite" of tangled threads in the space under teh rim. The female looked at least 2 cm long without the legs.

 

I also managed to take a picture of a much smaller spider in the garden.  We always used to call them "potato spiders" (not to be confused with harvest mites) because the abdomen looks ratehr like a tiny whiteish potato.  The spider was trying to run away so this picture isn't so good.  It was probably only a bout 3 mm long.

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    Sep 9, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Drosophila)
    Re: two spiders for ID

    They're a Tegenaria species - would need to be examined under a microscope to determine exactly which.

     

    For your other spider, check out Enoplognatha ovata

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