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May 13, 2014 1:28 PM

Spider bite

I'd like help in identifying this spider which bit my daughter last night please? Apologies the photo is a bit grainy. She is ok but the bite site went red and she felt mildly unwell with a headache.

 

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    May 13, 2014 4:25 PM (in response to Robbie)
    Re: Spider bite

    Sorry to hear about your daughter's discomfort. The photo isn't really sharp enough to show enough detail, though the spider from what I can see doesn't look like anything out of the ordinary, there are a few possible candidates amongst UK spiders that all roughly fit the profile (stone spiders, sac spiders, maybe even a mouse spider). If it's one of these, the venom won't have any lasting effects, but may well be a little sore for a day or two.

     

    Any chance you might be able to take some close ups? Perhaps in a low walled glass/glass jar (the spider isn't likely to be able to climb out, if it tries just put something over the top, the likely candidates aren't renowned for jumping). Some shots of the head & abdomen (dorsal view) would help.

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