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Nov 8, 2013 10:00 PM

is this a false widow?help!!!!!

spider.jpgcan someone please tell me if this is a false widow and should i be worried that there are more? i live in preston lancs, so am quite further north than internet would suggest the spiders are, but there are some reports of spiders travelling north due to milder winters.

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    Nov 8, 2013 10:31 PM (in response to sarah1973)
    Re: is this a false widow?help!!!!!

    Hi Sarah,


    No, it's not a false widow, it's a missing sector orb weaver (Zygiella species) very common especially around window frames, mostly outside but sometimes inside too.


    Where I live, we have false widows everywhere...when/if they get to Preston, life will carry on, just as it does here now. The sensationalist stories in the press are frankly irresponsible, given the needless fear they have instilled in people.

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