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Sep 30, 2013 5:15 PM

Is this a false widow

Hello,

 

This spider has been quite comfortable in the corner of my patio door for a while now. I've taken it down along with two more as I suspect that they're false widows.This one is a lot bigger compared to the other two caught.

 

Please can anyone identify it for sure?

 

Thanks

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    Oct 1, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to MissC)
    Re: Is this a false widow

    Hi MissC,

     

    The spider in your photo is a Zygiella species (missing sector spider), probably Z. x-notata.

     

    Absolutely harmless, very common in houses, especially around window frames, they seem to like car wing mirrors too.

     

    Regards,Mark.

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