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Sep 3, 2012 10:17 AM

spider identification

Please could someone help with the identification of a rather large spider that a colleague of mine found in her house:

 

Jane's spider 1.jpg

 

I'm afraid that I don't know what size the paint brush to get a more accurate scale of the spider. Although if this helps with ID I'm sure I can find out.

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    Sep 4, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to HelenLA)
    Re: spider identification

    It's not easy to be certain, but my guess is that this is a Segestria species (tube web spider)... there are a good few brown/tan/grey spiders (such as Drassodes stone spiders, Clubiona sac spiders, mouse spiders - though the latter don't have abdominal markings) with reasonably similar features and any other shots would be handy, as would confirmation of scale...but going by the glossy cephalothorax and the long tapering line down the centre of the abdomen. If the spinnarets at the end of theabdomen are very evident then this would eliminate Segestria.

     

    Whereabouts was this photo taken?

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