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Sep 24, 2013 2:22 PM

Do I need to be concerned about this spider?!

This is on my window outside, with smaller babies. Do I need to be concerned? It's around an inch or a bit more in size. Thanks.

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    Sep 24, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to Katie1308)
    Re: Do I need to be concerned about this spider?!

    Hi Katie1308,

     

    She is a regular 'garden spider' (Araneus diadematus), though they can often be found indoors, on/close to windows & doors.

     

    They look a bit wild, but will flee or play dead (drop on a line of thread & curl into a ball) if you confront them. I had a few that wintered indoors, in my flat. Adult females tend to stay in one spot.

     

    Regards, Mark.

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    Nov 27, 2015 9:30 PM (in response to Katie1308)
    Re: Do I need to be concerned about this spider?!

    Hello,

     

    This I think is a wolf spider.   They r quit common n are great to have around.   They regulate the bug population.   If it is a big one, it is more likely a female.   In this case it would be wife to put it outside as it will lay an egg sack in the home and then u will have an infestation.   There are a number of spiders that I like to keep around as they great to watch.   Had one once house on the inside of my side mirror of the car.   Picked it up at the beginning of the summer and had it till the end. The funny thing is I transported it back and forth from the cottage to the city 400 km.  They are feisty and will rebuild many times.   Even at the speed of 120 km/h it moved into its home behind the mirror.   Amazing they r.

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