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May 20, 2014 12:26 PM

Another spider id please?

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    May 20, 2014 12:56 PM (in response to chipmeisterc)
    Re: Another spider id please?

    Steatoda nobilis (noble false widow) & it's a beauty! Perhaps not fully mature yet, the markings can fade as they grow.


    Looks like we're in a shed/outbuilding? If so, it's worth being aware that they are around so that you don't accidentally poke/squash one with your hand, otherwise there is little chance of receiving a bite (which isn't dangerous or deadly in any case). They're pretty well established aroung the S & SE of England, often hiding away during the day & patrolling their webs from dusk onwards.


    Certainly remove any that find their way indoors.


    More info here...



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