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Andy Bown

Spider identity please

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Rather a grim discovery in our electric meter box this evening! Has anyone any idea what species of spider this is please?

 

I was about to capture it in a glass but it scarpered behind the black meter thingy, however I have removed all the egg nests!

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Looks like a false widow to me :0....

yes, very bulbous with the unusually spindly leg.......if it has whitish markings on its back then that'll confirm it IMO

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Yep, I agree. Looks like a false widow. Spiders seem to love electric boxes.

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Thanks Mok, AJ and Lauren, False Widow it almost certainly is so I am glad I've removed potentially 100s of babies! Mother lives another day though lol.

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Thanks Mok, AJ and Lauren, False Widow it almost certainly is so I am glad I've removed potentially 100s of babies! Mother lives another day though lol.

 

I'd have simply rolled up a newspaper and smashed it into next week. Vile things. Interestingly I've never come across a false widow but from the reports, they aren't something to let crawl around your hand!

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