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Oct 28, 2013 3:21 PM

False widow?

I know this is not a great pic, but can you identify this spider please

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    Oct 29, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to suemidd)
    Re: False widow?

    Hi Sue,

     

    I've only just started learning about spiders, so although I cannot tell you what kind of spider this is, I have looked at False Widows a lot and I believe this is not one.

     

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

     

    Regards,

     

    Florian

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      Oct 29, 2013 8:08 PM (in response to Florian)
      Re: False widow?

      Hi Sue,

       

      The photo isn't great, nevertheless, I tend to agree with Florian - this is unlikey to be a false widow, I suspect it's a harmless, missing sector orb weaver...really a better picture is needed for a more solid confirmation....or google "Zygiella x-notata" and compare to your captive?

       

      Regards, Mark.

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