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Jan 17, 2014 10:38 AM

Spider ID Needed

Can you help me identify this spider please.

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    Jan 18, 2014 10:27 AM (in response to Madpeaz)
    Re: Spider ID Needed

    It's Nuctenea umbratica, a.k.a. the walnut orb weaver (because someone decided that the pattern on the abdomen looked like a walnut). It's a common spider around houses, gardens but hides itself away during the day. It collects its prey and repairs its web at night.

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        Jan 18, 2014 3:11 PM (in response to Madpeaz)
        Re: Spider ID Needed

        Yes, I think it's a female, from the rather large abdomen and no evidence of swollen palps (though these are tucked underneath so it's hard to be sure)

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