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Dec 16, 2013 1:48 PM

Spider ID

Spider identification please?

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    Dec 16, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Mapa)
    Re: Spider ID

    This is a cupboard spider (Steatoda grossa), one of the false widow species.

     

    They largely stay hidden, preferring quieter, darker places. I mostly see wandering males, on the hunt for a mate.

     

    Their behaviour (shy, docile) means that we are unlikely to clash, but they have been implicated in bites. It is not dangerous, but I wouldn't want to put a bite to the test. I just remove any from the bedroom/bathroom, I let them be elsewhere. If you're worried about potential bites, put it outside.

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