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Dec 12, 2013 8:55 PM

Unusual Spider?? near Southampton

Hello All,

A friend of mine became rather frightened having found spider on the attached photo outside her house. She said when it was disturbed, it got 'angry'....!

 

I've got quite a lot of research on common UK spiders and can't find anything similar. Can anybody help identify it?

 

Tom

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    Dec 13, 2013 2:48 PM (in response to Tom_RN)
    Re: Unusual Spider?? near Southampton

    Hi Tom_RN,

     

    Hard to say from that photo but it could possibly be a tube web spider (Segestria species, possibly S. florentina)? They do seem to be established in that region, though I don't have any first hand experience of them.

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