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Nov 16, 2013 8:55 PM

Identification please

Could you tell me what type this is please ? The picture is zoomed but spider around 1/4 of inch long

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    Nov 16, 2013 9:32 PM (in response to Karengailbennett)
    Re: Identification please

    Hi Karen,

     

    This is a harmless, missing sector orb weaver (Zygiella species), very common indeed around window frames especially (mostly outside, but occasionally inside too). You can clearly see the black central stripe on the head, with the brown sides, which differentiates it from a false widow, if that was concerning you?

     

    Regards, Mark.

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