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Oct 10, 2013 10:46 PM

Please could someone identify this species?

Hello, found a spider in some fruit bought from an online supermarket. The packaging was sealed and marked as produce of Spain, guessing its a false widow but would ask for clarification. The head and body are around 7mm and with the legs about 15mm.

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    Oct 10, 2013 11:31 PM (in response to Gary)
    Re: Please could someone identify this species?

    Hello there.

    I think this is Steatoda paykulliana if you google the name and check out the images you will find some very similar spiders. Theyre quite a common import from Southern Europe and I belive they've become established in one or two places. You might find someone on this forum willing to take it off your hands.

    Lewis

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