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Nov 5, 2013 11:31 PM

Flavour of the moment - Spider Identification



Today we have found two spiders that we can't properly identify and wonder if someone could help us do so. The small one we found inside and the larger one we found outside the back door of the house in a corner of the door window frame.



Large Spider from today image 1



Large spider from today image 2



Small spider from today image 1



Small spider from today image #2


Both for scale.JPG

Both spiders from today for scale


and sorry to be a nuisance but there is a third spider that some nearby friends found in their kitchen a few weeks ago, I would also be greatful if someone could give some insight as to what this species may be, sorry but only one image, this last one.


Third Largest.jpg


Many thanks in advance.

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    Nov 6, 2013 12:26 AM (in response to HippoNGH)
    Re: Flavour of the moment - Spider Identification

    Hi HippNGH,


    Large spider from today - Zygiella, probably Z. x-notata, AKA missing sector orb weaver. Harmless, but often mistaken for the noble false widow. They do love window frames.


    Small spider from today - A crab spider, I'm not too good with these (ID-wise), perhaps Xysticus cristatus? Hopefully someone will correct me if required.


    3rd spider from friend's house - there are several brown-ish ground spiders that are easy to confuse, this is possibly a stone spider (Drassodes species).

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