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Nov 16, 2013 9:19 PM

False Widow or not?

My husband is convinced this is a False Widow Spider, I am equally convinced its not! Can anyone help?

 

Cheers

 

 

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    Nov 16, 2013 9:36 PM (in response to Statto)
    Re: False Widow or not?

    Hi Chris,

     

    This is a harmless, missing sector orb weaver (Zygiella species), very common indeed around window frames especially (mostly outside, but occasionally inside too). You can clearly see the black central stripe on the head, with the brown sides (false widows tend to have even colouring accross the head).

     

    Rgards, Mark.

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