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Feb 24, 2014 10:23 AM

False Widow in our lounge?!

Hello - we found what looks like a FALSE WIDOW spider living in our lounge last night. Please can you confirm if this a False Widow?!

 

Thanks

 

Giles - Beckenham

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    Feb 24, 2014 3:28 PM (in response to GilesRHS)
    Re: False Widow in our lounge?!

    Hi Giles,

     

    It's not a great photo, but it does look like Steatoda nobilis, perhaps not yet fully grown due to the stripey legs.

     

    If you have any concerns, they're easy enough to scoop off of walls in a conically folded piece of paper & dump out of the window/door.

     

    They don't really live up to their fearsome reputation & are not aggressive. I have an adult female in permanent residence in my front room. She tends to stay put in one spot, so I'm happy to leave her be. Any wandering males/itenerant individuals found indoors are ejected.

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