Hi all, I recently found this spider on my gate door. I live in Norfolk if that makes any difference. I dont think its dangerous but u would just like tovknow what is living in by back garden. I have also found a false widow on my shed but I dont think its the 'potentially' dangerous ones.
Thanks mark that's great help. I've looked everyday since but can not find it. Are they very common? I'm also guessing being an orb spider it makes a big web so I take it that it's not venomous?
They are quite common, but hide away in cracks during the day so are not often seen, building a web at night. They can be a bit tetchy & have been known to give a little nip, but the venom is not anything for a human to worry about...in fact there is no UK spider that can do you serious harm. Problems may arise from allergies or infected bites, as with any insect bite/sting.
Thas what I was thinking. I personally don't even believe all these stories 'false widow ate my leg' they will probably hurt and go numb but I doubt it can eat a leg. Just lately ive found lots of new types of spidersfrom false widows to the orb weaver to this other one I dont know what it is. I just think theyre fascinating.