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Nov 16, 2013 3:22 PM

Is this a false widow?

Hi,

I am new to the forum. I found this spider in my bathroom last night and am worrying that it's a false widow. I don't have a clue...so thought that you guys might be able to help? It didn't look like the normal 'house spider' to me. Sorry for the blurry photo. Thanks.20131116_051816.jpg

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    Nov 16, 2013 3:31 PM (in response to daisy77)
    Re: Is this a false widow?

    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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