My housemate found this spider on our west-facing external house wall about 2m off the gruound. Doing some basic research we though it could possibly be a flase black widow of some type but we just wanted to be sure. We have an external toilet that's home to many species of spider and we just wanted to know if a false widow might be among them. Also, if it isn't, that would definitely help our other, arachnophobic housemate sleep a little easier
p.s. sorry about the bad quality!
This is the European garden spider, Araneus diadematus. They don't always know that they are supposed to live in gardens & can sometimes be found in & around homes.
Great post thats totally confirmed we have one in our house? but I think I'm being thick and cant seem to add the pictures? can you tell me how so I can share the pics for a definite ID?? Please.
I post my pics to an online hosting site (Photobucket) & paste a link to the photo, in the thread.
You may get a couple of links - one to the album, the otherto the photo, you can review & edit accordingly.