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Nov 13, 2013 12:10 PM

Is this a false widow spider?

Hi there! I hope someone can help me!


I have moved to lincolnshire in the last week, and have discovered five of these spiders. (Photo in attachment) After all of the hype over the news etc about false wood spiders I was wondering if this is one. I have only seen them at night, three on the inside on my kitchen door which leads outside and two outside my kitchen window. There are quite a lot of spiders webs on the outside of the house and also what look like the clusters of spiders eggs. ( although I am not an expert at identifying these either!)


Could some one please let me know what type of spider this is?


I know the bite from a false widow won't kill me if I was unlucky enough to receive one, but I do have a cat who has a habit of chasing spiders. Does anyone know what reaction a cat may have if bitten?


Many thanks, Zara 


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