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Oct 9, 2012 4:51 PM

Identify spider on my light ?

Can anybody identify this spider living in my light fitting, it seems to have a huge appetite and a particularly poisonous bite which works very rapidly indeed.

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    Oct 10, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to ron43)
    Re: Identify spider on my light ?

    She is a Steatoda, it's not  easy to be certain from the photos whether she is a S. nobilis or S. grossa. Both are well known for their potent bites, amongst UK spiders. Luckily they are not aggressive, usually fleeing from contact with humans, and she will most likely stick close to home.

     

    I have a pretty large female S. nobilis just above the front door (semi-regularly stumble accross smaller ones around my living room windows), I only tend to relocate wandering males.

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