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Sep 30, 2013 8:07 PM

What type of Spider?

This has just been found in our garden approximately an 1inch although I haven't measured it and going on my partner's quick look lol.

 

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    Sep 30, 2013 9:17 PM (in response to reeflowers)
    Re: What type of Spider?

    It's a Nuctenea umbratica, often called a Walnut Orb Weaver.

     

    Fab spider, stupid name...

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      Oct 2, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to malthusius)
      Re: What type of Spider?

      I think that The Walnut Orb Weaver is rather apt. Walnut husks produce a very dark brown to almost black dye and it spins an orb web. . They are notoriously bad tempered as well but The Bitey Black Night Spider Nigrumodiosas  nocturnenetrice doesn't roll of the tongue as well.

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        Oct 2, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to Lewis)
        Re: What type of Spider?

        I guess its not the most stupid name. They're pretty emo spiders though really - if they could listen to Linkin Park and cut themselves, they probably would.

         

        I call them Natalie Imbruglia spiders...

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