Hi, what type of spider is this? It's one I haven't seen before in the house. I found it spinning a crazy strong web behind a bottle in the corner of the bathroom. I had another one which ventured into the living room but my boyfriend disposed of it as I was concerned it was a false widow but I couldn't dispose of it. I'm concerned if it is the false widow that's two I've found in my house in a couple of weeks. The one from the bathroom is currently sat in a tub it.
Thanks for any help!
Welcome Mitch - thanks for both posting and answering your own post ;)
You are correct, this is a Lace Web spider, Amaurobius sp ., and probably Amaurobius similis.
Several species of lace web spider 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.
It would much prefer to be outside - so off into the garden with it.
:) yeay I got it right! I'll got catch him again then as I put him back just incase I forgot about him and I'll pop it outside! They are like little ninja spiders!
Thanks for a quick reply :))