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Jan 20, 2014 11:29 AM

Spider ID please!

Found what I think is a male Steatoda Grossa in my flat in Kent, do people agree? A few days later we are finding a lot of smaller spiders (15+) in high corners around the flat, are they its offspring? We are yet to find the female, are there any particular places I should be looking - cold, warm, dark, light? We have young children and want to set all of these spiders free asap!

 

Thanks in advance

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    Jan 20, 2014 8:41 PM (in response to Chivnos)
    Re: Spider ID please!

    Hi Chivnos,

     

    Indeed Steatoda grossa, they are more widespread than S. nobilis. I'd look around floor level, under furniture & appliances for females. Bear in mind though, that they are quite shy & reclusive, so typically aren't a problem. Spiderlings & wandering males may be more reckless & easily spotted.

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