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Oct 27, 2013 12:04 AM

Hi, i just found this in my lounge, Is it a false widow spider, Thanks :)


  • This is a Lace Web spider, Amaurobius sp ., and probably Amaurobius similis.


    Several species of lace web spiders are common around the outside of our homes and gardens. They make a characteristic lace-like web on fences, sheds, walls and among general clutter around the garden.


    Males are prone to wander indoors when mature and looking for a mate. Bites have been reported when a spider has been trapped against the skin, but with little pain or lasting symptoms.

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