Its body is about the size of an ant and the marks on the guage are 1/32ths of an inch. The band around and across its abdoment looked like gold under the light and rather pretty! Puzzled by the large eyes(?). Found above the window in my daughter's bedroom and now back out in the field! Thank you.
This is a mature male example of the Rabbit Hutch spider, Steatoda bipunctata.
This is the most common and widespread of our six UK False Widow species. The common name comes from their love of sheds and outbuildings, including rabbit hutches, and I doubt that there is a rabbit hutch or shed in the land that does not have this spider in residence.
It is a very common garden species throughout the UK and is not a species implicated in bites as other members of this group are.
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