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Oct 20, 2013 1:04 PM

"Noble"??? False Widows

Are these Noble False Widows?

 

After sending a few photos through to NHM's via their facebook page, of what I believed to be Noble False Widows,

they wrote back and comfirmed that they where "False Widows" though not sure what kind and asked me to send the photos

via this ID forum.

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    Oct 20, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Swinkley1979)
    Re: "Noble"??? False Widows

    Yes, these are Steatoda nobilis, the most notorious of our six UK species of 'False Widow'. That are not 'deadly' as recent stories have misled. I feel it is good to be aware of this spider though and if you are uncomfortable with them inside the house then eject them, though there is certainly no reason to jump up and down on them.

     

    Where in the UK have you seen these, just in case it's a new distributional record?

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