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Oct 13, 2013 12:02 PM

Help with identifying this spider

Hello,

First of all I must apologise for the quality of this photo. This spider was found in my car in Coventry, wandering around at the top of my windscreen/headlining ... a bit of a shock whilst driving. I then parked up, caught it and placed on the road surface outside and took this photo. I would estimate the body length (rear of abdomen to eyes) to be 8-10mm. I have no idea how it got to be in my car, as I haven't moved any garden waste or old objects with my car; might there be more of them?

Many thanks Brian

 

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    Oct 13, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to bwalmsle)
    Re: Help with identifying this spider

    Hi Bwalmsle,

     

    This is a missing sector orb weaver, probably Zygiella x-notata. These are very common spiders, often found on, around & in man made structures such as houses (especially window frames), cars, climbing frames, etc.

     

    They are perfectly harmless.

     

    Regards, Mark.

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    Oct 13, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to bwalmsle)
    Re: Help with identifying this spider

    Hello there

    This is a female Mising Sector Orb Weaver Zygiella x-notata .Common throughout the uk and often the spider that spins its web across wing mirrors of cars.

    Lewis

     

    Ha you beat me to it MWJB !

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