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Oct 29, 2013 1:59 PM

Spider Identification

Hi,

 

I recently started to face my fear of spiders - actually prompted by this false widow stories going about.  I have learned a great deal about them, and feel all the more better about them as a result.

 

I have, however, noticed a rather ugly looking spider on the gate to my garden, which I cannot identify.

 

I know it's not a false widow but wonder if someone here could ID the spider for me?

 

I have attached 2 pictures of it.

 

Many thanks,

 

Florian

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    Oct 29, 2013 8:03 PM (in response to Florian)
    Re: Spider Identification

    Hi Florian,

     

    This is the rabbit hutch spider (Steatoda bipuncta), it is one of the false widow species, but is generally considered harmless & not a biter.

     

    Regards, Mark.

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