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Mar 3, 2011 8:40 PM

spider found in the house What is it?

This spider was found in my friends kitchen the glass over the top was a large pint glass so you can see how big it was also look at the fangs!!!! Have never seen a spider like this in the UK could some please ID it for me? Is it a species from the UK?

 

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    Mar 3, 2011 10:00 PM (in response to welshsheep)
    Re: spider found in the house What is it?
    I am no expert on spiders but this looks like a wolf spider to me
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    Mar 4, 2011 11:39 AM (in response to welshsheep)
    Re: spider found in the house What is it?
    What a beaut'. I hope you can get some other pictures of it. From above preferably. At first sight I would say that this is a very well built house spider probably The Giant House Spider Tegengaria duellica,  they do vary a lot and outsize specimens are often found. Once again please try and get some other pictures in better light.
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      Mar 4, 2011 3:57 PM (in response to welshsheep)
      Re: spider found in the house What is it?

      All spiders have fangs to deliver venom to their intended prey. All spiders have venom for this reason. In this country, the vast majority have fangs that cannot pierce human skin. Only a rare few can deliver a bite eg woodlouse spider.

      Your house spider would live happily in a shed or garage if you don't like the idea of it in your home.

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    Mar 4, 2011 11:06 PM (in response to welshsheep)
    Re: spider found in the house What is it?
    It's funny but we are often told that some spiders do not have fangs capable of piercing human skin. In my experience (I've been annoying spiders since I could walk) most adult spiders from little Zebra Jumping spiders, Money spiders, Garden spiders and Tegenaria of all models can give you a bite. I'm waiting to get bitten by a Steatoda grossa (it's just a matter of time).
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